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      Archive: 5/3/2013

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        5/3/2013, Iyar 23, 5773

      Syria: At Least 50 Killed in Massacre in Sunni Village

      Syrian troops, backed by pro-government gunmen, swept into the Sunni village of Bayda on Thursday, killing dozens of people, including women and children, and torching homes.

      According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 50 people, and possibly as many as 100, were killed in the massacre. The organization cited witnesses who said some of the dead were killed with knives or blunt objects and that dozens of villagers were still missing.