New deaths in Syria's Hama protests

Thousands took to the streets to demand the downfall of President Bashar al-Assad, residents and activists said, in the first large demonstrations since a 10-day military assault.

New deaths in Syria's Hama protests

Syrian security police shot dead two protesters in Hama on Friday as thousands took to the streets to demand the downfall of President Bashar al-Assad, residents and activists said, in the first large demonstrations since a 10-day military assault.

The two youths were killed near al-Tawhid and al-Sahaba mosques in northern residential neighbourhoods away from the centre of the city. "The demonstrations are taking place in the local neighbourhoods, where there are fewer forces and shabbiha (militiamen loyal to Assad)," said one resident.

Reuters

Last Mod: 12 Ağustos 2011, 15:36
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