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78 people killed in Syria's Hama province

  • Syrian pro-regime forces in Hama province have killed at least 78 people, including dozens of women and children.

    The Syrian National Council, the main opposition coalition, said there had been a "massacre" in the village of Qubair.

    The reports come less than two weeks after 108 people were killed in the Houla region.

    Witnesses in both incidents have blamed pro-government militiamen while the government accuses "armed groups".

    Like in Houla, several victims in Qubair were stabbed or shot at close range.