May 20, 2013 | 06:23 AM (BD Time)
20 May, 2013 Monday
At least 5 killed during raid in Syrian village
. AP, Beirut
Syrian activists say regime forces killed at least five people during a raid on a northwestern farming village.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said troops torched homes in the village of al-Tamana about 55 kilometers (35 miles) northwest of the city of Hama and put the death toll at five.
Activist Mousab Alhamadee said Sunday that residents had recovered six bodies after the raid the day before.
The attack followed anti-regime protests, and one of the dead was a rebel leader, he said.
Fourteen months into the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad, Syrian forces regularly raid opposition areas despite having agreeing to a U.N.-backed cease-fire.
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