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Syria: Fatalities as protesters attend funerals

Security forces in Syria have shot dead at least 12 people at funerals for anti-government protesters killed on Friday, reports say.

They opened fire on mourners gathering in parts of the capital Damascus and near the flash-point southern town of Deraa, witnesses said.

At least 75 people reportedly died on Friday, the bloodiest day in some five weeks of unrest, as Owen Bennett Jones explains.

The BBC cannot independently verify the authenticity of the amateur footage showing in this clip.

  • 23 Apr 2011
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