Armed groups shooting in Syrian city of Hama, SANA reports

By REUTERS
July 31, 2011 14:37

BEIRUT - Scores of gunmen are on rooftops in the Syrian city of Hama and are "shooting intensively to terrorize citizens", the Syrian State News Agency SANA said on Sunday.

"Armed groups in Hama set police stations on fire, vandalized public and private properties, set roadblocks and barricades and burned tyres at the entrance of the city and in its streets," SANA said on its website. It said the groups were armed with machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades."Army units are removing the barricades and roadblocks set by the armed groups at the entrance of the city."


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