Report: Syrian snipers kill 5 mourners at funeral

September 13, 2011 17:06

AMMAN - Syrian forces shot dead five mourners on Tuesday when they fired at a funeral for villagers killed the day before in the countryside near Hama in one of the largest military assaults against pro-democracy protests, local activists said.

The five were shot dead by security police snipers from the rooftop of a public school and a municipal water tank in the town of Kfar Nubouzeh, when hundreds of mourners began chanting slogans demanding the downfall of President Bashar Assad, activists in contact with residents said.

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