'Massacre' Being Reported In Eastern Syria

Syria Rebels 'Kill Shia Residents Of Eastern Billage' -- BBC

Rebels have attacked a village in eastern Syria, killing dozens of Shia Muslim residents, most of them pro-government fighters, activists say.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said at least 60 people died in Hatla on Tuesday.

The attack appeared to be retaliation for a raid on a rebel position by people from the village, it added.

Meanwhile, a government helicopter has reportedly fired three missiles at the northern Lebanese border town of Arsal.

Lebanese officials said one of the missiles had struck the town centre, and that a woman and her daughter were slightly hurt.

Arsal is a predominantly Sunni town about 15km (9 miles) from the Syrian border that is home to some 27,000 Syrian refugees.

It was used as a staging-post by Syrian rebels during the recent battle for the strategically important town of Qusair.

Qusair was recaptured by the army last week with help from the Lebanese Shia Islamist movement, Hezbollah.

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More News On Reports That There Has been A Massacre In Eastern Syria

Reports of 'massacre' in eastern Syria -- Al Jazeera
Syrian rebels kill dozens in mostly Shiite village -- Washington Post
Activists: Syrian rebels fight Shiites in eastern village, 60 killed -- Washington Post/AP
Syrian rebels kill 60 Shi'ites in eastern town: activists -- Reuters
Syria "rebels" behind alleged massacre of Shiites -- CBS/AP
Syrian rebel factions kill troops and civilians in Hatla -- Global Post
Syrian Rebels Accused of Massacring Shiites -- Atlantic Wire

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