Syrian forces kill 4 at start of Muslim Feast

AFP , Sunday 6 Nov 2011

As protests start up in the Syrian city of Homs after Sunday morning's Eid prayers, four are killed by security forces loyal to President Assad

Syrian forces shot dead at least four civilians on Sunday in a continued military assault on the city of Homs and in an attack on pro-democracy demonstrations that erupted after prayers marking the main Muslim feast, an activist group said.

Three people were killed in the central city of Homs, where a main district has been under tank bombardment since Tuesday. One protester was shot dead when security police fired on a demonstration demanding the removal of President Bashar al-Assad in the city of Hama to the north, the Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) said.

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