Rights groups: Syria arrests women, opposition figures

By REUTERS
April 30, 2011 22:54

 
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AMMAN - Syrian security forces on Saturday arrested two veteran opposition figures and a group of female protesters as part of a crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners, rights groups said.

The reports came as the Syrian human rights organization Sawasiah said security forces had killed at least 560 civilians since protests started just over six week ago.

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