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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Security forces storm Syrian city

Security forces raided a northern Syrian city amid explosions and gunfire early Thursday and casualties have been reported, activists said.

The forces clashed with gunmen believed to be dissidents in the city of Binnish in Idlib province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Oudai al Sayed, an opposition activist, said seven people have been killed, including a two-year-old boy.

"Syrian military forces supported by tanks and armored personnel carriers stormed the city early this morning," the group said. "Heavy machine guns and shelling have been heard around the city."

The group said some houses were damaged and casualties have been reported.

Explosions rang out as forces pounded the city, according to the group, which said military forces also stormed the village of Taoum east of Binnish. more