4 Palestinians killed in Syria refugee camp
Published Thursday 28/06/2012 (updated) 29/06/2012 13:14
Residents attend the funeral of people whom protesters say were killed
by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad, in Deraa on June 26.
(Reuters/Shaam News Network/HO)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Four Palestinians were killed in Syria on Tuesday when President Bashar Assad's forces shelled a Palestinian refugee camp, local sources said.
Government forces fired artillery shells at Deraa refugee camp killing Subhi Abu Khaled, Yassin Rideif, Nassim Assalti and Muutaz Assalti, sources in the camp told Ma'an.
Another Palestinian was seriously wounded and 15 homes and a mosque in the camp were damaged, they said.
The revolt against Assad's rule has intensified in response to an army crackdown, becoming a civil war. At least 10,000 people have been killed since March 2011 according to the United Nations. Diplomats say the actual number is much higher.