Unverified still of the town of Baniyas
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Syrians flee 'massacres' in Baniyas and al-Bayda

Hundreds of Syrians have fled coastal areas where activists accuse government forces of carrying out massacres in a campaign of sectarian cleansing.

Footage of mutilated and burnt bodies, allegedly from the town of Baniyas, have been posted online.

Activists said 77 people had died in Baniyas, a day after 72 were killed at the nearby village of al-Bayda.

Meanwhile, Israel has said its warplanes carried out an air strike on Syria targeting weapons heading to Lebanon's Hezbollah.

Wyre Davies reports from Jerusalem.

  • 04 May 2013
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