Scores dead after violent weekend in Syria -

Scores dead after violent weekend in Syria

Regime released 50 protesters in city of Hama


After a violent weekend in Syria, 50 protesters arrested over the past few weeks were released from prisons in the city of Hama, reports say. In the city of Homs, pro-regime militia killed 30 people on Saturday and Sunday in what appeared to be retribution for the deaths of three regime supporters. Residents told the Observatory for Human Rights that the militia rampaged through Sunni areas of the city, firing indiscriminately. Human rights groups estimate that about 1,400 civilians and 350 security personnel have been killed during the past four months of anti-government demonstrations in the country.

BBC News

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