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May 16, 2012 12:16 pm

9 Dead in Syria as UN Team is Forced to Evacuate

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Billboard with portrait of Assad and the text "Allah protects Syria" in Damascus. Photo: wiki commons.

VOA – Activists say government shelling and gunfire killed at least nine people across Syria on Wednesday, most of them in the Idlib province region where violence erupted this week.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least five people were killed after security forces launched raids in the province’s town of Khan Sheikhoun, where a mass shooting and the roadside bombing of a U.N. convoy occurred on Tuesday.

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