Shelling of Syrian town kills 25, activists say
BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 25 people were killed on Sunday when Syrian government forces attacked the town of Helfaya in Hama province with warplanes and artillery for the first time since February, opposition activists said.
A Youtube video showed at least three bodies lying in a street and several more inside cars, some disfigured beyond recognition. Body parts lay near walls and in a house nearby.
An activist who declined to be named said the town, a rebel stronghold, came under fire after insurgent fighters attacked several checkpoints just outside it.
(Reporting by Mariam Karouny; Editing by Tom Pfeiffer)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Mars mission enters last lap; crucial test on Sept. 24
- Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse
- Google launches $105 Android One; eyes low-price smartphone boom
- IPhone emerges from "bygone era", reviewers hail bigger handset
- Border standoff dominates Xi Jinping's visit to India
People in Scotland began voting on Thursday in a referendum on whether the country should become independent or stay part of the United Kingdom. Full Article
Measles vaccination campaign halted in northern Syria after 15 children die. Full Article
Ebola could drain billions of dollars from African economies - World Bank. Full Article