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Friday, June 03, 2011

Reports: 67 more killed in Hama, Syria today (UPDATE: 130 killed)

Al Arabiya reports that at least 67 demonstrators were killed in Syria today when Syrian security forces opened fire on crowds of protesters in Hama.

There were many protests throughout Syria today, but the Hama rally was much larger than usual: more than 50,000 people were there.

There were reports of protesters being killed in other sections of Syria as well: 8 in Al Joura, several in Aleppo, one in Homs. The rallies also reportedly reached Damascus.

UPDATE: New reports say 130 killed, 350 injured in Hama - the site where some 20,000 people were wiped out in 1982.