Saturday, April 7, 2012

Opposition: 110 dead as Syrian forces target civilians

(CNN) -- Syrian forces are targeting civilians displaced from their homes by earlier fighting, an opposition group said Saturday, three days before a deadline for government forces to withdraw from cities.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria said the regime is targeting villages and farms around the eastern city of Rastan, where fighting a month ago forced out more than 80 percent of the city's residents. They escaped to the nearby area but are now coming under attack, according to the group, which is a network of opposition activists.

The death toll has risen to 121, including eight women and five children, the LCC said Saturday. The breakdown of those deaths are 59 in Hama, 28 in Homs, 13 in the Aleppo suburbs, 19 Idlib, one in Daraa, and one in Douma in the Damascus suburbs, the LCC said. Read More