September 16th, 2011
08:05 AM ET

Seven dead in Syria clashes, activists say

Security forces in Syria killed seven people in two towns Friday, an opposition activist group said.

A security raid in the town of Halfaya in Hama province killed five people and wounded 11 others, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Security forces killed two people in the Idlib province town of Jabal al-Zawiya, the group said.

State TV, meanwhile, said gunmen in the Daraa province opened fire on a checkpoint, killing one "martyr" and wounding four.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    After Libya, it's time to help Syrians now. With all that we have.

    September 16, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cherry Coke

    This country can no longer be the Police to the World!

    September 16, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kevin

    @Andreas: Libya was a disaster, we helped al qaeda and the taliban gain control of the country and if we help out in Syria we'll be doing the same there. The "Arab Spring" was never about freedom. It was always about al qaeda, the taliban and the muslim brotherhood gaining control of as much of the middle east as they possibly could.

    September 16, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jordan scene©

    Kevin that's what we want, if world peace was achieved, MIT would be outa business

    September 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ?

    Where's the picture? I would like to look at that picture.

    September 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |