106 killed in Homs massacre, group claims

Last updated 21:36 17/01/2013

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More than 100 people, including women and children, were killed in a "massacre" carried out by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday in Homs, a monitoring group says.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that some of the 106 victims were burned in their homes and others were either shot or stabbed when pro-Assad forces stormed Basatin al-Huwaisa, a district of the central Syrian city.

Reuters cannot independently confirm reports due to reporting restrictions.

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