Civilian death toll in Syria protests is 453: group

AMMAN Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:26am EDT

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AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday it had collected the names of at least 453 civilians killed during almost six weeks of pro-democracy protests in Syria.

Asked who killed them, Observatory director Rami Abdelrahman said: "It does not require a comment. The names we have are from Deraa, Damascus, rural Damascus and the coast."

(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, editing by Tim Pearce)

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dmaak112 wrote:
In 17 days of protest, the Egyptian government killed nearly 850–the unofficial count is higher. In 42 days, the Syrian government killed 453. American outrage is based not on the suppression of protestors, but who the suppressor is.

Apr 27, 2011 9:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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