Syrian troops pursue south defectors, kill 6 farmers

The attack just before Friday prayers on Busra al-Harir, a village off the main highway of Jordan, followed an overnight clash near the village between defectors and loyalist troops.

Syrian troops pursue south defectors, kill 6 farmers

Syrian troops killed six farmers when they raided a village in the southern Deraa province on Friday in stepped up military operations in pursuit of army defectors, local activists said.

The attack just before Friday prayers on Busra al-Harir, a village off the main highway of Jordan, followed an overnight clash near the village between defectors and loyalist troops, they said, adding that the minaret of one mosque was hit by tank fire and fell.

The official Syrian state news agency said "armed groups" fired at security police from different directions in Busra al-Harir, including a minaret, killing one security personnel and wounding several others.

Reuters

Last Mod: 16 Eylül 2011, 18:00
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