21 May '11, 6pm

More killed as Syria buries protesters: DAMASCUS : Syrian security forces killed at least five people and wounde...

More killed as Syria buries protesters: DAMASCUS : Syrian security forces killed at least five people and wounde...

DAMASCUS : Syrian security forces killed at least five people and wounded dozens more on Saturday as they fired at a crowd in the central city of Homs after funerals of anti-regime protesters, an activist said. "Tens of thousands had accompanied the funeral procession from the city's main mosque to Tal al-Nasr cemetery," the activist told AFP, contacted by telephone. "The shooting began as people were coming out of the cemetery." He said thousands of people were demonstrating on Saturday in the town of Saqba near Damascus. Security forces on Friday killed 44 people, including 13 in Homs, as anti-regime protests swept the country following weekly Muslim prayers, according to activists. The international community has piled the pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the brutal crackdown on nine weeks of protests roiling the country, with Turkey on Saturday urgi...

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