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Hama shelling at start of Ramadan

Aug 1, 2011 11:48:12 PM - itnnews.lk

Syrian security forces attacked the central city at the heart of the protests again yesterday (1 Aug), killing at least eight people.

The attacks were carried out as prayers ended on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Residents and activists said Syrian security forces shelled the city of Hama as demonstrations erupted elsewhere in Syria in support of the besieged city.

The scale of Monday’s violence paled before the ferocity of Sunday’s attack, in which at least 85 people died, 53 in Hama.

Earlier on Sunday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon voiced deep concern over reports from Syria that hundreds of protesters have been killed or injured in the city of Hama and other towns across the country during the weekend.