Activists say Syrian forces 'kill 85' in Damascus

Syrian forces and militia loyal to President Bashar Assad have killed at least 85 people, including women and children, when they stormed a Damascus suburb after five days of fighting, opposition activists told Reuters.

Abu Ahmad al-Rabi', an activist in the adjacent district of Jdeidet Artouz said:

We documented 85 summarily executed, including 28 shot at a makeshift hospital after Assad's forces went in Jdeidet al-Fadel. We fear that the victims of the massacre are much higher.

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Hague condemns Syria killings

The Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned the reported killing of 85 people in Damascus by Syrian forces as "another reminder of the callous brutality of the Assad regime."