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Loyalist militia execute 16 people in Damascus: rights group

BEIRUT: Pro-government militiamen executed at least 16 civilians in their homes in Damascus before dawn on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"Militiamen burst into their homes in the Barzeh neighborhood at 5 am (0200 GMT) and shot them dead," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

He said those killed included six women and three children.

 
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