Syrian TV says insurgents killed civilians after capturing town

April 26, 2015 10:14 AM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian television said on Sunday that Islamist insurgents who seized a key northwestern town had since slaughtered civilians, but monitors of the war said only government supporters had been detained and no one killed.

Rebels including al-Qaeda's Syria wing captured Jisr al-Shughour for the first time in the four-year conflict on Saturday, edging closer to Latakia, the coastal province of vital importance to President Bashar al-Assad.

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