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Syrian forces kill at least 34 protesters at anti-government protest‎

06-04-2011 09:54 BJT

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A Syrian human rights group says security forces have killed 34 protesters in the city of Hama, where tens of thousands were demonstrating against President Bashar al-Assad.

In a pattern seen every Friday since mid-March, protesters have poured out of mosques after noontime prayers. Residents in Hama say security forces and snipers fired at the demonstrators.

Rights groups confirm there are scores of wounded, and the death toll may rise. Similar demonstrations took place in the northwestern province of Id-lib, several Damascus suburbs, and the cities of Homs and Deraa.

Residents say security forces also opened fire on protesters in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor and in Damascus' Bar-zeh district. Rights groups say Syrian forces have killed more than one-thousand civilians in the unrest since March.

A Syrian human rights group says security forces have killed 34 protesters
in the city of Hama, where tens of thousands were demonstrating against
President Bashar al-Assad.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.CN

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