Report: Syrian forces kill at least six civilians

November 25, 2011 18:13


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AMMAN - Syrian forces shot dead at least four demonstrators demanding foreign intervention to stop a crackdown on eight months of protests against Syrian President Bashar Assad and killed two other civilians in raids on their homes, activists said.

The killings occurred in the Damascus suburb of Douma, the central province of Homs, the southern province of Deraa on the border with Jordan and in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor near Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and other activist organization said.

The protests broke out after Friday prayers, the day that has seen the largest demonstrations in the anti-Assad protest movement. Thousands of people chanted "the people want the execution of the president" in the Bab al-Amro district of Homs, 140 kms (88 miles) north of Damascus, which has taken the brunt of tank bombardment on the city.

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