Syria militia seizes 34, all found dead

2011-12-05 22:30

Nicosia - Thirty-four Syrians abducted by pro-regime shabiha militiamen on Monday were found dead in the flashpoint central city of Homs, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

The Britain-based watchdog said that an activist on the ground said that he "saw the bodies of 34 civilians, in a square in the pro-regime neighbourhood of Al-Zahra, who had been abducted by the shabiha on Monday".

The report said the civilians had been seized from several "anti-regime neighbourhoods" in the central city of Homs, which has been targeted by a brutal crackdown of almost nine months of anti-regime dissent.