Report: Syrian forces' death toll in clashes rises to 40

By REUTERS
June 6, 2011 18:36




BEIRUT - Syrian state television said on Monday that the death toll among security forces in the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shugour had risen to 40.

"The armed groups are using weapons and grenades ... the people in Jisr al-Shughour are urging the army to intervene speedily," it said. It said earlier that security forces had clashed with hundreds of gunmen who had set up blockades in the town.


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