Syrian Forces Kill 6 People In Attack on Protesters at a Mosque (Video)
Syrian regime shot at and killed 6 more protesters yesterday. Outside Daraa police fired on several hundred protesters marching to the city.
Security forces cut the electricity and fired on protesters in the mosque with tear gas and live ammunition.
Syrian forces killed six people on Wednesday in an attack on protesters in a mosque complex in the southern city of Deraa, and later opened fire on hundreds of youths marching in solidarity, witnesses said.
At least four youths were killed when the security forces intercepted them at the northern entrance of Deraa, witnesses said. Their bodies were seen at a clinic in the city.
There were unconfirmed reports that dozens more bodies were taken to Tafas hospital outside the city, they added.
“Bodies fell in the streets. We do not know how many died,” one witness said.
“You didn’t know where the bullets were coming from. No one could carry away any of the fallen,” another resident said.
The 10 people residents said were killed in the two attacks brought to 14 the number of civilians killed by Syrian forces in six days of demonstrations for political freedom and an end to corruption in the country of 20 million.
Snipers wearing black masks were seen on rooftops. Parents were seen crying in the streets during the evening, and loudspeakers from mosques around Deraa called on those whose relatives had died to go to clinics to collect the bodies.
“Peaceful, peaceful,” the loudspeakers echoed — a cry taken up by protesters across the Arab world to emphasize the peaceful nature of their demonstrations against entrenched and undemocratic rulers and corruption, and their demands for freedom.
Another witness saw 20 army trucks carrying soldiers heading to the city.