08 Apr '11, 6pm

24 Syrian protesters killed: rights activist - Channel News Asia /@FLASH_NEWS #Syria /@PERSIA_NEWS

DAMASCUS - At least 24 protesters were killed on Friday as anti-regime demonstrations and clashes with security forces raged around Syria, the head of the National Organisation for Human Rights said. "We have the names of 19 demonstrators killed in Daraa, and we have been told of the deaths of two protesters in Homs and three in Harasta," Qurabi told AFP by telephone from Cairo, where he lives in exile. "We are aware that live bullets, tear gas and another gas that causes fainting were used," he added. Qurabi's report was more or less in line with other activists, who earlier said 13 protesters had been killed in the flashpoint southern town of Daraa, a number of people wounded in the central industrial city of Homs and also spoke of fighting in Harasta, a Damascus suburb. The official SANA news agency said 19 members of the security forces were killed and 75 were wounded ...

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