Syrian government says 12 killed in seaside city

Last Updated: Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 18:29

Damascus: The Syrian government says 12 people were killed in violence rocking a seaside Mediterranean city.

Syria`s state-run news agency said unknown armed elements on Saturday attacked neighborhoods in Latakia, shooting from rooftops and terrorizing people.

Ten people, including security forces, residents as well as two members of the shadowy "armed elements" died in the violence.

Some 200 others were wounded, most from the security forces, the report said Sunday.

Syrian army units deployed in Latakia Saturday night following a day of violence and chaos in which protesters and the government traded accusations of violence and incitement.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 18:29

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