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At least 62 bodies found in Syria's Banias: watchdog

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The bodies of at least 62 murdered residents have been found in a Sunni neighbourhood of the Syrian city of Banias, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. 

File picture shows men throwing stones at riot police during clashes in the Mediterranean coastal town of Banias in Syria on May 27, 2011. The bodies of at least 62 murdered civilians have been found in a Sunni neighbourhood of the Syrian city of Banias, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.

The latest incident was condemned by the opposition Syrian National Coalition, which said reports of several mass killings in the area raised the spectre of a campaign of ethnic cleansing.

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