Syrian forces kill two protesters in southern city

By REUTERS
March 18, 2011 19:02



DAMASCUS - Syrian security forces killed two demonstrators on Friday in the southern city of Deraa as they took part in a peaceful protest demanding political freedom and an end to corruption in Syria, a resident said.




Hussam Abdel Wali Ayyash and Akram Jawabreh were among several thousands who where chanting "God, Syria, Freedom" and anti-corruption slogans, accusing the family of the president of corruption, when they were shot dead by security forces who were reinforced with troops flown in by helicopters, the resident said.



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