Assad forces accused of massacre near Syrian capital

A Syrian rebel fires towards a pro-government sniper in the Seif El Dawla district in the center of Aleppo cityALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) – Syrian opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's army of massacring hundreds of people in a town close to the capital that government forces recaptured from rebels. About 320 bodies, including women and children, were found in houses and basements in the town of Daraya, southwest of Damascus, according to activists who said on Sunday most had been killed "execution-style" by troops. Activists uploaded several videos to the Internet showing rows of bloodied bodies wrapped in sheets. …

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