Syrian forces kill 11 civilians in south, activist says

By REUTERS
June 2, 2011 01:50




ANTALYA, Turkey - Syrian forces killed nine civilians in the town of Hirak on Tuesday, rights campaigner Ammar Qurabi said on Wednesday, as a military crackdown to quell protests against the government intensified.

The nine, among them three doctors, one dentist and an 11-year-old girl, were killed by snipers and during storming of houses in Hirak, where tanks had deployed this week, Qurabi, who heads the Syrian Human Rights Organization, told Reuters.


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