Syrian forces kill two in attacks on Friday protests

September 23, 2011 14:36


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AMMAN - Syrian forces killed at least two protesters when they fired live ammunition to disperse pro-democracy protests that broke out across the country after Friday prayers in intensified assaults to crush the six-month uprising, activists said.

Citing reports from the street, they said the killings occurred in the province of Homs, scene of some of the largest protests against President Bashar Assad and where troops and tanks are deployed in the provincial capital and in the countryside.

Protesters also came under fire in the tribal region of Deir al-Zor on the border with Iraq, the city of Hama, and in several Damascus suburbs, they said.

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