April 25, 2011 / 7:14 AM / 8 years ago

Death toll in Syria's Jabla rises to 13-rights group

DAMASCUS, April 25 (Reuters) - Syrian security forces have shot dead at least 13 civilians since they swept into the coastal town of Jabla on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.

The security forces and gunmen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad deployed in the old Sunni quarter of Jabla on Sunday after a pro-democracy protest in the town the previous night, rights campaigners in contact with Jabla said. (Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, editing by Tim Pearce)

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