Jim Muir
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Syria crisis: Mortars 'kill 20' at pro-Assad rally in Deraa

At least 20 people have been killed after mortar fire hit an election rally in support of President Bashar al-Assad in southern Syria.

State media and activists say the attack happened as Assad supporters gathered in a tent in the city of Deraa on Thursday evening.

Syrians are due to vote on 3 June in an election branded a sham by the West.

Jim Muir reports.

  • 23 May 2014
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