Two Hamas leaders killed in Syria: report

Ahmad Khalil Khalil and Ahmad al-Kharoubi were shot by Syrian soldiers in the country's southern refugee camp.

Two Hamas leaders killed in Syria: report

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Hamas leaders were killed by the Syrian army in Deraa refugee camp on Saturday, Palestinian sources told an agency.

Ahmad Khalil Khalil and Ahmad al-Kharoubi were shot by Syrian soldiers in the country's southern refugee camp, sources told Palestinian news agency Ma'an.

The bodies reportedly lay in the street for several hours before ambulances were able to reach the area.

Earlier in October, Assad's forces bombed Deraa camp killing at least 20 Palestinians and injuring dozens more, Palestinian refugees in Damascus said. Sources in Deraa camp said that artillery shells and mortars targeted several streets near the area's mosque.

Some 225,000 Palestinian refugees have been directly affected by the 18-month-old uprising against Assad.

In August, Palestinian official Muhammad Shtayyeh said around 400 Palestinians had been killed in the internal conflict, although that figure is estimated to have significantly increased in recent months.

Last Mod: 28 Ekim 2012, 11:52
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