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August 1, 2021

Syria: At least 10 killed, 250 detained in Baniyas

Syrian forces shot and killed at least 10 civilians in an attack on Sunni districts in the mixed city of Baniyas and surrounding areas that continued Sunday, human rights activists said. At least four of those killed Saturday were women from the nearby village of Marqab who had been protesting when they were shot, according to Razan Zeitoune, a human rights lawyer in Damascus. She said six additional protesters were killed in Baniyas, where a “massive arrest campaign” was underway Sunday, CNN informs. Protesters reported 250 people had been detained and that 30 tanks were patrolling the city Sunday.

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