Civilian deaths in Syria protests rise to 500

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Civilian deaths in Syria protests rise to 500

Syrian security forces have killed at least 500 civilians in a crackdown of a “peaceful democratic uprising”, Syrian human rights organisation Sawasiah said on Thursday.

By (Reuters)

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Published: Thu 28 Apr 2011, 2:52 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:16 AM

Sawasiah, founded by jailed Syrian human rights lawyer Mohannad Al Hassani, also said thousands of Syrians have been arrested and scores have gone missing after demonstrations demanding political freedoms and an end to corruption erupted almost six weeks ago.



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