Syria troops seize Sunni village, kill 7-activists

Reuters News
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Posted: May 14, 2012 3:52 PM

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian troops backed by armored vehicles on Sunday shot dead seven civilians when they overran a rebellious Sunni Muslim village west of the city of Hama, burning houses and arresting dozens of people, an activists' organization said.

Four women were among those killed in the village of Tamanaa in al-Ghab, a lush plain in the rural epicenter of the 14-month revolt against President Bashar al-Assad's rule, said the Syrian Network for Human Rights, an opposition activists' group monitoring the crackdown.

(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Amman newsroom; Editing by Andrew Osborn)