22 Apr '11, 7pm

Syria protests kill at least 70: NICOSIA: More than 70 people were killed on Friday by security forces who fired...

NICOSIA: More than 70 people were killed on Friday by security forces who fired on anti-regime demonstrators across Syria, according to a new death toll reported by activists and human rights groups. "The Syrian security forces committed massacres in several towns and regions today, so far killing 72 people and wounding hundreds," said the London-based Syrian Human Rights Committee in a statement received by AFP. Several Syrian rights activists also published provisional lists recording the deaths of more than 70 people across the country on Friday. Earlier, witnesses and activists reported at least 38 people killed in one of the bloodiest days since pro-democracy protests erupted in Syria in mid-March. Dozens of people were also wounded when security forces opened fire with live rounds to disperse protesters who took to the streets in several cities in response to calls f...

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