15 reported dead as Syrian forces fire at protesters

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 23, 2011 20:59

Witnesses in the Syrian city of Derra said that security forces on Wednesday fired on anti-government protesters near a mosque, killing 15 and wounding many more.

"Security forces fired live bullets and tear gas on the protesters" early Wednesday morning, a rights activist said, adding "They cut off electricity and the firing started," AFP reported.


Related Content

Breaking news
May 26, 2018
Putin, after meeting Japan's Abe, calls for restraint on North Korea

By REUTERS