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Amateur video captures Syria violence

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 01:22

May 22 - Eleven people are reportedly killed in the Syrian city of Homs after security forces open fire during protest. Andrew Raven reports.

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Gun shots ring out and dozens of Syrian protesters flee for cover. They run into a open field in the southern city of Homs as the bullets continue to fly. In the distance are government security forces. The people in this video, which comes from a social media website, are lucky. Human rights campaigners say government gunmen shot and killed 11 mourners following a funeral Saturday in Homs. The funeral was for 10 people killed by security forces last week. It quickly became a protest march where mourners chanted "down with the regime". Homs has been a hotbed of rebellion against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He has been criticized for bloodily supressing a three-month-old popular uprising here and in several other cities. Andrew Raven, Reuters.

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Amateur video captures Syria violence

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 01:22