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HRW: Syrian Forces Remove Wounded From Hospitals

Human Rights Watch says Syrian security forces have "forcibly removed" 18 wounded people from a hospital in Homs during a raid on the city this week.

The rights group cited witnesses, including doctors, in a report it released on September 8.

The central city of Homs has been a flashpoint of protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Activists say at least 20 people were killed during a raid on September 7.

The United Nations estimates that more than 2,200 people have been killed in the crackdown since protests against Assad's regime began in March.

compiled from agency reports