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Syrian Troops Kill 7 Sunnis

Seven civilians—including four women—were killed when forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stormed a Sunni Muslim village Sunday, according to activist group the Syrian Network for Human Rights. The troops torched residences and arrested dozens in the village near the city of Hama, the group said. “The village was subjected to collective punishment,” the activists said in a statement. “Over half of its houses were burnt. Several people were executed when they were arrested. The rest were killed from bombardment.” Assad’s forces have allegedly attacked dozens of Sunni villages in the area.