Syrian forces kill 4 villagers in renewed assaults

July 13, 2011 20:59

AMMAN - Syrian forces killed four villagers on Wednesday in assaults on a northwestern region near Turkey, rights campaigners said, in an expansion of a military campaign to crush dissent against President Bashar Assad.

The four were killed in tank-backed assaults on at least four villages in the Jabal al-Zawya region in Idlib province near the border with Turkey, an activist in Idlib and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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