7/16/13 Syria pro-regime militia kills reconciliation team: NGO

Source: Fox News

BEIRUT (AFP) –  Members of a Syrian pro-regime militia gunned down seven Sunni men working on reconciliation in the central province of Homs overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

Clashes broke out, meanwhile, between Kurdish fighters and the radical Islamist Al-Nusra Front in northern Syria’s Ras al-Ain, said the group.

“Seven men belonging to a reconciliation committee, including two retired officers and the imam of a mosque in the town of Zara… were killed yesterday by members of the People’s Committee,” the group said, referring to a pro-regime armed group.

Regime-authorised reconciliation teams have sprung up across Syria, working on grassroots mediation and negotiated truces in various areas.
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