BEIRUT - Syrian security forces shot dead at least five
protesters in the northern city of Hama on Friday, a rights group said, while
Arab League monitors were touring the city as part of a Syria-wide trip to
assess whether Damascus has ended a crackdown.
"Five were martyred today
and at least 20 wounded when the Syrian security forces opened fire (on
protesters)," the Observatory said.
The group also said security forces
fired at tens of thousands of protesters in the northern province of Idlib,
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