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Syrian army kills 26 as outcry grows

world Updated: Jun 10, 2012 01:28 IST

The Syrian army killed at least 26 civilians on Saturday, including 17 in the flashpoint southern city of Daraa, while three soldiers died in clashes in northern Syria, a monitoring group said.

Nine women and three children were among the 17 killed in a pre-dawn bombardment of a residential neighbourhood of Daraa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Also in Daraa province, security forces opened fire in a raid on the village of Abtaa, wounding a number of people and making nine arrests, according to the Observatory.

In Homs city, government forces pounded rebel-held districts, killing six people, the watchdog said.