Syria security forces shoot dead 7 in Homs: activists

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Nicosia, Oct 10: Syrian security forces shot dead seven civilians in the central city of Homs on Sunday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Six people were killed in the Karam al-Seitun district of Homs and another was shot dead in the Bab al-Drib area, taking the day's death toll across Syria to 11, the rights group said.

The Observatory said security forces shot dead at least three people at the funeral in the Damascus suburb of Dumeir of a youth who died in prison on Saturday, and that a fourth was killed by gunfire in Hama, also central Syria.

The Syria-based Local Coordination Committees group said four people were shot dead at the Dumeir funeral of Mohammed al-Saegh -- his father, grandfather and two uncles.

On Saturday, two people were killed when security forces fired on mourners at the funeral at Qamishli in the north of Kurdish politician Meshaal Tamo, a member of the newly-formed opposition Syrian National Council. The official SANA news agency reported Friday's assassination of Tamo and said he was killed "by gunmen in a black car who fired at his car." 


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