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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Syrian death toll tops 1000

From AFP:
Syrian security forces have killed at least 1,062 people since pro-democracy protests broke out 10 weeks ago, an activist told AFP.

"We have a list of 1,062 names along with where they were killed," said Ammar Qurabi, head of the National Organization for Human Rights. "The victims were killed by live ammunition."

He added that 10,000 people had been detained in the fierce government crackdown on the unprecedented protests threatening the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
There are still numerous daily protests, most listed here - many with video.