Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
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Report: Hezbollah fires rockets at Syrian civilians

Syrian opposition insist terror group launched Katiusha rockets at Syrian civilians near Damascus in coordination with Assad's forces in another display of oppression

Has the Syrian regime found a new way to oppress its citizens? Syria's opposition websites reported Monday that Hezbollah launched Katiusha rockets at civilians near Damascus, with the intention of harming them.


The act was clearly coordinated Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces against the Syrian people, claimed the Syrian Revolutionary Coordination Union, one of the more outspoken opposition groups in the country.


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"The killings still continue and still there are people arrested," said Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby in Bahrain. He said there will be a meeting of Arab foreign ministers at the end of the week in Cairo to decide on the next steps.


On Sunday, the Arab League announced it had not received any official request or suggestion to send Arab troops to Syria, an Arab representative to the Cairo-based League.


Qatar's emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, said on Saturday that Arab troops may have to step in to halt the bloodshed in Syria since the start of protests against Assad in March.


The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syria's state-run news agency SANA reported Sunday that at least five factory workers were killed when a roadside bomb detonated near the bus they were traveling in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in northern Syria.


The Observatory said 16 other people died in Syria Sunday, 11 of them in the restive central city of Homs.


A UN official said last week that about 400 people have been killed in the last three weeks alone, on top of an earlier estimate of more than 5,000 dead since March.


Reuters and the Associated Press contributed to this report




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