facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Mayor, reconciliation member assassinated in Syria

July 31, 2013 at 4:36 PM   |   Comments

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 31 (UPI) -- A Syrian mayor and a member of an organization working toward resolving the country's ongoing conflict have been gunned down, Syrian police officials say.

The men were assassinated Tuesday evening as they left a meeting in al-Zabadani where they had discussed the area's national reconciliation efforts, the Fars news agency reported Wednesday.

Majed Tinawi, the city's mayor, and Ghassan al-Haj Hammoud, a member of the National Reconciliation Committee, died immediately, police said.

The deaths were part of ongoing violence across Syria.

A total of 134 people, including 30 children, were killed Tuesday in shelling by government forces, the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported.

An entire family of three adults and four children died when shells hit the village of Ter Maali, the pro-rebels group said.

Six girls and four women died when shells hit the Hamza Ben Abdulmotalelb mosque in Aleppo, the group said.

The network's casualty figures are not confirmed.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Police suspect poisoning in death of Utah family Police suspect poisoning in death of Utah family
2
Piece of Amelia Earhart plane identified from Nikumaroro Piece of Amelia Earhart plane identified from Nikumaroro
3
Kaci Hickox won't obey Maine Ebola quarantine, state may go to court Kaci Hickox won't obey Maine Ebola quarantine, state may go to court
4
Angry Hungarians hit the streets to protest Internet tax Angry Hungarians hit the streets to protest Internet tax
5
Optimistic Fed stops buying bonds to aid economy Optimistic Fed stops buying bonds to aid economy
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback