Syrian troops kill 15 in raids, rallies

BEIRUT — Activists say the Syrian regime has killed 15 people during the latest raids and opposition protests across the nation.

By (AP)

Published: Fri 16 Sep 2011, 6:33 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 9:41 AM

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says two protesters were killed in the central city of Homs when security forces started shooting at demonstrators who streamed into the streets after Friday prayers.

The group also says raids earlier on Friday killed five in the central province of Hama and eight people in the northwestern region of Jabal al-Zawiya.

The Local Coordination Committees, an activist network, also put the day’s death toll at 15.

The popular uprising started in Syria in mid-March and President Bashar Assad has reacted with deadly force.

The U.N. estimates some 2,600 people have been killed.

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