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More bodies found in Daraya, increasing toll of massacre

Last modified: 27 Aug 2012 09:39

At least 14 more bodies have been found in the town of Daraya near Damascus after activists reported a gruesome "massacre" there in a five-day assault by regime forces, a monitoring group said on Monday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had reported on Sunday the discovery of 320 bodies in Daraya after what opposition militants said was a brutal onslaught of shelling, summary executions and house-to-house raids by government troops.

The Observatory said another 14 bodies had been found on Sunday, and that it had so far identified 220 of the dead.

The Local Coordination Committees - a network of activists on the ground - described the killings as a "massacre" by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.