At least 88 killed in Syria protests: activists

AMMAN Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:03pm EDT

Protesters hold a Syrian flag during a demonstration in Zabadani, near Damascus April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Handout

Protesters hold a Syrian flag during a demonstration in Zabadani, near Damascus April 22, 2011.

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AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian security forces shot dead 88 civilians in confrontations with pro-democracy protesters on Friday, a grouping of activists coordinating the demonstrations said on Friday.

The Local Coordination Committees sent Reuters a list with names of 88 people classified by region that the group said were killed in areas stretching from the port city of Latakia to Homs, Hama, Damascus and the southern village of Izra'a.

(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis)

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