Syrian protesters denounce Assad's brother

DERAA, Syria, March 25 Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:48am EDT

DERAA, Syria, March 25 (Reuters) - Protesters in the Syrian city of Deraa shouted slogans on Friday denouncing Maher al-Assad, brother of the Syrian president and head of the Republican Guard, a Reuters witness said.

"Maher you coward. Send your troops to liberate the Golan," thousands chanted as they headed to the main square in the city after the funeral of at least five protesters killed by security forces this week.

Israel captured the Golan Heights in a 1967 war.

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