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Syrian forces fire into crowds as protesters defy warnings in Homs

Posted By admin On April 19, 2011 @ 3:16 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
April 19, 2011

Syrian forces fired shots at hundreds of protesters who had gathered overnight in Homs city, defying a warning by the authorities to halt what they called an insurrection.

A member of the security police addressed the protesters at Clock Square through a loudspeaker asking them to leave before forces opened fire, according to a human rights campaigner in contact with protesters in the square.

Tear gas was also used. At least one protester was injured, the activist added. Two residents of Homs also reported hearing the sound of gunfire coming from around the square.

Several hours earlier, Syrian state television broadcast an interior ministry statement that described the wave of unrest in┬áSyria as an insurrection, pointing specifically to Homs as one of two cities where “armed groups belonging to Salafist organisations” were trying to terrorise the population.

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[4] Syrian forces fire on protesters in Homs as crackdown intensifies: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-forces-fire-on-protesters-in-homs-as-crackdown-intensifies.html

[5] Syrian rebels claim to have blown up hospital in Homs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-claim-to-have-blown-up-hospital-in-homs.html

[6] Syrian army and Hizballah capture Homs – opening way to Aleppo and decisive Assad victory: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-army-and-hizballah-capture-homs-opening-way-to-aleppo-and-decisive-assad-victory.html

[7] Russia Says Outside Forces Threaten Syrian Cease-Fire: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-says-outside-forces-threaten-syrian-cease-fire.html

[8] Syrian soldiers shot for refusing to fire on protesters: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-soldiers-shot-for-refusing-to-fire-on-protesters.html

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