19 Feb '11, 11pm

At least 15 mourners at a funeral for protesters in Libya were killed when they were fired upon by snipers

At least 15 mourners at a funeral for protesters in Libya were killed when they were fired upon by snipers

Muammar Gaddafi's forces fired on mourners leaving a funeral for protesters on Saturday in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least 15 people and wounding scores more as the regime tried to squelch calls for an end to the ruler's 42-year grip on power. -- PHOTO: REUTERS CAIRO - MUAMMAR Gaddafi's forces fired on mourners leaving a funeral for protesters on Saturday in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least 15 people and wounding scores more as the regime tried to squelch calls for an end to the ruler's 42-year grip on power. Libyan protesters were back on the street for the fifth straight day, but Gaddafi has taken a hard line toward the dissent that has ripped through the Middle East and swept him up with it. Government forces also wiped out a protest encampment and clamped down on Internet service throughout Libya Snipers fired on thousands of people gathere...

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