Activists: Syrian forces kill 8, protesters hail Libya

Pro-Assad forces kill 7 in Hama, Turkish truck driver north of Damascus; "revolution is bringing together the free," protesters say.

By REUTERS
August 26, 2011 10:03
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Syrian soldiers man tank (illustrative)

Syrian Tank 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

AMMAN - Forces loyal to President Bashar Assad killed eight people across Syria overnight, activists said on Friday, in a sustained campaign to crush street protests against his rule buoyed by the demise of Muammar Gaddafi's power in Libya.

Many of the deaths occurred as a result of attacks on street demonstrations demanding an end to 41 years of Assad family domination that have been breaking out daily after Ramadan prayers that follow the breaking of the fast, they said.

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