One killed, 10 wounded in Syrian protests

December 2, 2011 17:10

BEIRUT - At least one man was killed by security forces trying to break up protests which broke out after Friday prayers in Syria, according to anti-government activists.

Troops fired at random at protesters in the village of Kfar Laha in Houla district northwest of the city of Homs, killing a villager and wounding 10, they said.

In the Deir Baalba district of Homs protesters called for the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Assad and urged Western powers to impose a buffer zone on Syria's borders.

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