June 26, 2011
Further video evidence has emerged of the violent tactics being used to suppress anti-government protests in Syria.
Footage has been placed online by activists, claiming to show the clampdown on demonstrations that left 20 people dead.
According to reports, Syrian security forces opened fire as thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers.
In a weekly ritual of defiance amid demands for President Bashar al Assad to be ousted, a number of people – including a young child – were reported to have been shot dead.
An activists’ group said it had the names of 14 civilians killed in the city of Homs, the town of Kiswa south of Damascus and in the residential district of Barzeh in the capital.
Another protester was shot dead in the town of Qusair, the group said.
This article was posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:01 am