Activists: 30 more die in Syrian violence

Jan. 27, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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HAMA, Syria, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Syrian army attacked the central city of Hama Friday, leaving at least 30 people dead, activists said.

The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack began early in the day, the BBC reported.

On Thursday, the army attacked Homs, Idlib and Douma and killed 65 people, the Local Coordination Committee, a network of anti-government groups, said.

The violence came as the United Nations Security Council planned to hold discussions on the situation in Syria.

More than 5,000 people have died in the country since the government began its crackdown last March, the United Nations said.

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