Syria rebels kill 14 in Hama village: state media, NGO

More than 162,000 people have been killed since Syria's conflict began in March 2011At least 14 people, among them women, were killed by Syrian rebels in the village of Khatab in central Hama province overnight, state media and an NGO said Wednesday. Syrian state television said rebels carried out a “massacre” that included women and children, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said seven men and seven women had been “executed” by rebel fighters. “An armed terrorist group infiltrated the village of Khatab at dawn and committed a massacre among the civilian residents, killing 14 of them,” state television said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said “14 residents of Khatab in the northwestern Hama countryside were killed, including seven (female) civilians, by rebel brigades.”

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