30 Dec '11, 1pm

Over 250,000 rally against Syria's Assad watchdog - Channel NewsAsia #Syria

Over 250,000 rally against Syria's Assad watchdog - Channel NewsAsia #Syria

NICOSIA: More than 250,000 people rallied across the Syrian region of Idlib on Friday as security forces shot dead at least five demonstrators and fired nail bombs at a crowd elsewhere, a watchdog said. The anti-regime protests in the flashpoint northwestern province of Idlib came after the main weekly Muslim prayers, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement sent to AFP in Nicosia. "More than 250,000 people protested across Idlib province in 74 locations after Friday prayers," said the Britain-based group. "The largest rally was in Idlib city, Banash, Ariha, Sarakeb, Maaret al-Numan, and Khan Sheikhun... among others," it added. In the restive Damascus suburb of Douma, security forces fired nail bombs at tens of thousands of protesters, and demonstrators retaliated by throwing stones, said the Observatory. The use of nail bombs could not be independently...

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