Report: Syrian forces kill 5 protesters in Homs

May 6, 2011 15:22

AMMAN - Syrian security forces shot dead five pro-democracy demonstrators when they fired at a large protest calling for political freedoms in the city of Homs on Friday, a rights campaigner in the city said.

"Five bodies were picked up in Bab al-Sibaa area. There are scores of injured protesters. Thousands are still marching peacefully in other parts of Homs," said the rights campaigner, who asked not to be identified.

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