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BRUTALITY Syrian Forces Kill 27 Protesters AFP / Newscom

Syrian Forces Kill 27 Protesters

Despite months of fighting under intense media scrutiny, the Syrian military continues the widespread shooting of protesters demanding the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad. According to Al Jazeera, 27 demonstrators were killed Friday in the suburbs of Damascus, while thousands more took to the streets in other cities across Syria. Thursday, government supporters attacked cars containing American officials, including Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, who has been vocal in his criticism of Assad. The six-month clash between the army and anti-government civilians has resulted in 3,600 deaths and 30,000 detentions, according to a Syrian human-rights group.

September 30, 2011 5:15 PM