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May 30th, 2012
07:31 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Reports of civilian militia attack in Syria

Alex Thomson, Chief Correspondent for Channel 4 News, spoke with residents of Houla, Syria who say men from surrounding villages attacked after shelling hit the town Friday.

Thomson says there have been ethnic, religious, and sectarian tensions in the area for sometime. About 100 men arrived, and villagers said "they were wearing basically military-style uniforms but were civilians." They also told Thomson the attackers went from house-to-house slaughtering people.

Watch a preview and see the full interview at 8 and 10 p.m. ET tonight on AC360°.


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  1. Sasha Steinman

    This issue sounds like a type of ethnic conflict that plays out between for example sunni's and shia's. In this case the "rebels" are only 10% of the population you say. Well if you really want to get back on track in the middle east and create good relationships with other countries, offer them asylum. They can choose to take it or not; it's at least better than every country just watching it happen!! Where's the compasion? Where's humanity? Killing each other gains us nothing in the long run.

    May 30, 2012 at 10:20 pm |