Govt. forces execute at least 40 in Syrian village, activists say

Govt. forces execute at least 40 in Syrian village, activists say

PanARMENIAN.Net - More than 40 people have been killed by government forces in a village in north-western Syria, activists say, according to BBC News.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Violations Documentation Centre both listed the names of people they said were executed in al-Bayda, near the port of Baniyas, on Thursday, May 2.

An online video appears to show seven bodies in pools of blood, but state media made no mention of any incidents.

The main opposition group accused the government of a "large-scale massacre".

"It is time for the world to intervene and put an end to the grievous crimes of the Assad regime," the National Coalition said in a statement.

On Friday, the Syrian Observatory, a UK-based activist group that monitors human rights violations on both sides of the conflict via a network of contacts, said the army was bombarding Sunni areas in Baniyas.

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