Sunday, April 24, 2011

Amounted to 112 dead by the protests on Friday in Syria

Cairo .- 112 people were killed in Syria, in the bloodiest day of protests since the start of demonstrations against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, according to figures from opposition activists. This information was provided by the group Revolution against Syria Bashar al-Assad, in his social network site Facebook, which includes the identity of the 112 fatalities.

"Most of the names have been confirmed," the message. During the day yesterday, billed as the Great Friday, there were demonstrations against the regime of Assad in many parts of the country. According to human rights activists, many of which were repressed and killed by police and plainclothes agents.

The demonstrations came a day after Syrian President signed a decree to end the state of emergency in force since 1963, and to abolish the State Security Court. For further protests are expected today at the funeral of the victims of yesterday. According to opposition activists, some areas in Damascus today woke up surrounded by the army and police, while in the central city of Homs authorities refused to hand over the bodies to their families until they say on television that Salafist groups killed their children.

The Salafists, a fundamentalist stream of Sunni Islam, and unidentified foreign countries have been accused by the regime in Damascus of being behind the wave of demonstrations that crosses Syria since mid-March. There have been no pronouncements from Damascus government on these disturbances.

The official news agency SANA reported today an attack last night on a military post in the southern town of Izra, who finished with eight dead and 28 wounded, both the attacking group and among the military, without specifying how many victims of each group. Also reported the deaths of two policemen in an attack by unknown in Damascus and in the central city of Homs.

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