12 Syria workers killed in new 'massacre': activists
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
Members of the Free Syrian Army's "Commandos Brigade" go for a patrol near Qusayr, 15 kms (nine miles) from the flashpoint city of Homs, on May 10, 2012. AFP PhotoSyrian government forces summarily executed 12 civilians on their way home from work in a fertiliser factory in Qusayr, activists in the central town told AFP by telephone today.
"The workers were on a bus when they were forced to stop at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Qusayr" late on Thursday afternoon, said Salim Kabbani of the Local Coordination Committees, which organise protests on the ground.
"Regime forces tied their hands behind their backs and shot them."