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Activists: Female Palestinian banker killed in Syria

Nov. 8, 2012 7:46 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 12, 2012 7:14 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Syrian government forces shot dead a Palestinian woman who held a senior position in the Central Bank of Syria, local activists said.

Maysa Abu Baker, who was a director at the bank, was shot in a raid on her home, the coordination committee of Yarmouk refugee camp said in a statement.

Abu Baker fell into a coma and died in a Damascus hospital, the committee said.

It added that Syrian forces loyal to embattled President Bashar Assad also shot dead Mahmoud Ahmad al-Samak in Yarmouk, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Syria.

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