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Syria conflict: 'Troops kills 13 family members'

Thirteen members of the same family, mostly women and children, have been killed by pro-government forces in north-west Syria, activist groups say.

Some reports say some of the victims were burnt alive, in the incident in Bayda near the coastal city of Banias.

The family members were said to be from a mostly Sunni village, but in an area where government supporters have been accused of trying to clear out Sunnis.

The new violence came as the UK said moderate rebels deserved support.

Anne-Marie Tomchak reports.

  • 22 Jul 2013
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