Report: 1 killed by Syrian security forces at mass funeral

May 21, 2011 19:31


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AMMAN - Syrian security forces shot dead one mourner when they fired live rounds at a mass funeral that had turned into a pro-democracy protest in the central city of Homs on Friday, a witness said.

The funeral at Nasr cemetery, during which mourners shouted "overthrow the regime", was for 10 demonstrators killed by security forces in Homs on Friday, said the witness, who was at the funeral and spoke to Reuters by telephone.

Tens of mourners were wounded, the witness said, adding that he saw five people with gunshot wounds in their legs and arms being taken to hospital.

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