Up to 200 hurt in attack on Syrian Alawite village - activists

Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:18pm EST

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Dec 11 (Reuters) - An attack on a Syrian village on Tuesday killed or injured around 200 members of President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite minority sect, activists said, but it remained unclear who was behind the assault.

Casualty counts varied, but several activists said they could confirm 10 dead. They blamed Assad's forces for the attack, which they said involved the shelling of a house in which at least 200 Alawites were hiding.