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Activists: Syrian troops storm central village; 6 killed across country
BEIRUT (AP) ' Syrian activists say troops have stormed a village in the center of the country, leaving five people dead, while another person was shot in the restive town of Homs.
The Local Coordination Committees activist group says security forces swept through the village of Traimseh in the central province of Hama early Thursday. It said five people were killed, without giving further details, while another person was shot dead in the nearby province of Homs.
Syria-based activist Mustafa Osso confirmed the Hama shooting and also said that violence had occurred in the northwestern region of Idlib, but had no immediate word on casualties.
The Syrian opposition had called for a general strike Thursday to protest President Bashar Assad's crackdown against a popular uprising that began in mid-March.