Nine Syrians ‘executed’ at checkpoint: NGO

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Nine Syrians ‘executed’ at checkpoint: NGO

At least nine Syrians, including a child, were executed by regime forces at a checkpoint in Damascus province, a watchdog said on Tuesday.

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Published: Tue 16 Jul 2013, 1:02 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:46 PM

“Nine citizens, including a child, were shot dead by regime forces near the town of Qara, in the Qalamun area of Damascus province, yesterday (Monday) evening,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The nine were “executed” at a military checkpoint in the area, the group said, citing local activists.

In Homs province in the centre, members of a pro-regime militia killed seven members of a reconciliation committee in the village of Hajar Abyad, the Observatory said.

More than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since an uprising erupted against the rule of President Bashar Al Assad in March 2011, according to the Observatory’s figures.

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