Sunday, May 8, 2011

At least 26 killed in another repression of protests against Syrian Army

At least 26 people were killed Friday when security forces suppress protests against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, called in several cities in Syria, the activist Saleh Yasin. In a telephone from Damascus, Saleh said that fifteen people died in Homs, north of Damascus, Hama and six, also north of the capital and did not rule to increase the number of victims.

Also, a local leader of Deir al-Zor reported that security forces have killed four protesters in the city, located in the main oil-producing country. They are the first victims in Deir al-Zor. According to the activist Ammar Qurabi, head of the Syrian National Organization for Human Rights (ONSDH), located in Cairo, whose organization collects information through witnesses and other Syrian activists, explained that several people were injured in the city Al Tel, near Damascus.

In this city and in the coastal Yablo heard shots from the end of the noon prayer, after which began the demonstrations. Despite the massive military deployment, thousands of Syrians defied the regime and took to the streets of many cities, including Damascus and Banias also following a notice of competition dubbed "Friday the challenge." In the capital, held a demonstration in the district 'Al Midan, "during which he was arrested activist Riad Seif, president of major opposition group Damascus Declaration, calling for democratic reform in Syria and whose members have already served their sentences imprisonment.

Since the beginning of the protests, in the middle of last March, have killed at least 565 civilians and over a hundred members of the army and security forces, not including the victims of today, the latest data from the Observatory Sirio for Human Rights.

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