Syria forces kill 11 civilians in Rastan

June 2, 2011 14:50


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ANTALYA, Turkey - Syrian forces killed at least 11 civilians in Rastan on Thursday, two human rights campaigners said, in the fifth day of a tank-backed siege of the central Syrian town that has seen street protests.

Ammar Qurabi, head of the Syrian Human Rights Organisation, and lawyer Razan Zaitouna told Reuters the 11 named civilians were killed by gunfire from snipers and security forces as they stormed neighborhoods in the town of 60,000 people north of the city of Homs and imposed a curfew.

At least 52 civilians have been killed and 200 arrested in Rastan since the military assault began on Sunday, they added.

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