Syrian forces kill 2 in front of UN observers

May 22, 2012 13:02

AMMAN - Syrian police killed two protesters on Tuesday when they opened fire on a crowd who came out to welcome United Nations observers in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, a rebel official said.

"As soon as the UN convoy entered al-Busaira a jubilant crowd of hundreds came out to welcome them. It was not minutes before they came under fire," Abu Laila, a Free Syrian Army official, said by phone from the town.

There was no independent confirmation of the incident.

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