24 Jun '11, 9pm

Security forces kill Syria protesters, EU adds pressure - Channel News Asia: Security force... #syrianrevolution en

DAMASCUS : Syrian security forces shot dead 15 protesters and injured dozens as tens of thousands of anti-regime demonstrators surged onto the streets, prompting Europe to condemn the "shocking" crackdown. Friday's demonstrations were a response to a call by the Facebook group Syrian Revolution 2011, a driving force behind three months of protests against the autocratic rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Five people died in Damascus, another five in the town of Kiswah south of the capital, three in Homs and two others near the central city, activists told AFP. "Security forces tried to break up a rally calling for the fall of the regime with tear gas before opening fire," killing five and wounding 25 others, said an activist in the Damascus neighbourhood of Barzeh. Activists said dozens of people in Barzeh were arrested in house-to-house searches and a curfew was also impo...

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