Residents of Jisr al-Shughour seen on Syrian state television
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Syria: Clashes in north-west town 'kill 120'

Syrian state television is reporting that one-hundred-and-twenty members of the security forces have been killed in a series of battles with gunmen in the north-western town of Jisr al-Shughour.

The town has been the scene of anti-government protests in recent days, and Syrian human rights organisations say the protesters had been attacked by government soldiers.

The BBC's Middle East editor, Jeremy Bowen, reports.

  • 06 Jun 2011
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