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Syrians flee after second 'massacre'

world Updated: May 05, 2013 01:54 IST

Hundreds of Syrians have fled the coastal town of Baniyas where activists claim that fighters loyal to the president, Bashar al-Assad, have carried out a massacre.

Sunni Muslim families left on Saturday, fearing further sectarian violence after more than 100 people were killed overnight by pro-Assad militias, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Over 62 bodies had been identified so far, including 14 children.