Syrian Sunnis flee coastal town fearing sectarian violence

May 4, 2013 15:42

BEIRUT - Hundreds of Sunni Muslim families fled Syria's coastal town of Banias on Saturday, fearing further sectarian violence after fighters loyal to President Bashar Assad killed dozens of people overnight, according to activists.

The activists said the killings in the Ras al-Nabaa district of Banias took place two days after state forces and pro-Assad militias killed at least 50 Sunnis in the nearby village of Baida.

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