Syria forces killed 26 at protest funerals: rights activist | Pakistan Today

Syria forces killed 26 at protest funerals: rights activist

NICOSIA – Syrian security forces killed 26 people at the funerals on Saturday of protesters killed in and around the southern town of Daraa the previous day, a human rights activist said.
“Police and security services broke up peaceful demonstrations on Saturday by firing live ammunition, causing the death of 26 people,” six Syrian rights group said in a joint statement.
The funerals had been held for 17 people gunned down in the southern agricultural town of Daraa, flashpoint of more than three weeks of anti-regime protests, and another 10 killed in surrounding villages on Friday.



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