April 25, 2011 / 6:49 AM / 9 years ago

Syrian forces storm Douma, injure civilians-activist

AMMAN, April 25 (Reuters) - Syrian security forces and gunmen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad stormed the large Damascus suburb of Douma early on Monday, shooting at unarmed civilians and arresting residents, rights campaigners said.

“There are injured people. Scores have been arrested. The security are repeating the same pattern in all the centres of the democratic uprising. They want to put down the revolution using the utmost brutality,” the rights campaigner told Reuters from Damascus.

The campaigner said all telecommunications with Douma had been cut, but one activist managed to escape the suburb after the attack began at dawn and report on the situation. (Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, editing by Tim Pearce)

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