Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eight policemen killed in clashes in the Syrian city of Tel Kelaj

MADRID. .- Eight police officers were killed and five others were injured in clashes with pro-democracy demonstrators in the city of Tel Kelaj near Homs and Deraa, according to state news agency SANA. According to this agency, quoting a military source, the units of the army and security forces arrested several people belonging to "a criminal group that terrorized the citizens" and seized "a large quantity of arms and ammunition." The source explained that "in confrontations with criminals, eight members of the military and security personnel were killed and five others were injured." SANA reported that several criminals were killed and had arrested many others, without specifying any figures.

Counsel for Human Rights Razan Zaitouna said late on Tuesday that at least 27 civilians were killed during an offensive launched by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad in the city of Tel Kelaj.

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