Assad's forces kill 6 in Damascus suburb

By REUTERS
August 2, 2011 01:44

 
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AMMAN  - Syrian police killed at least six civilians early on Tuesday in an assault on the eastern Damascus suburb of Erbin, residents said, as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces intensify attacks on urban centers defying his rule.




"People marched after the nightly Ramadan prayers. Security cars and pick-up trucks with machine-guns mounted on their beds entered Erbin around midnight and assembled at the main roundabout before branching out in the streets and firing at neighborhoods," a resident told Reuters by phone.


An activist in the suburb said: "Tens of people are wounded. Six are dead, of whom three have been identified."

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