(DAMASCUS, Syria ) — Gunmen shot and killed 11 people in Syria on Saturday.
A local resident said the attack was religious-based; most of the victims were Christians.
According to the Washington Post, the resident said the gunmen opened fire from a car as Christians were outside celebrating a feast day.
The victims include women and children. The attack was described as a “massacre.”
About 10 percent of Syria’s population is Christian. Christians are especially vulnerable to violence in Syria as many rebels consider them to be supporters of Assad’s regime, the Washington Post reports.
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Faith Karimi and Chuck Johnston, CNN
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