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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Over 100 killed yesterday in Syria

From Al Jazeera:
Activists on Monday reported the deaths of more than 60 Syrian army defectors and at least 48 civilians.

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Rami Abdel Rahman, the founder of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the defectors were trying to flee from their base in Kan Safra to Kafar Ouwaied in Jabal al-Zawyeh when they were shot dead by members of Syria's regular army.

Meanwhile, the Local Co-ordination Committees activist network said 14 civilians were killed in the province of Deraa, 12 in Homs, nine in Kansafra in the province of Idlib, three in Damascus, three in Qoriya in Deir al-Zor, three in Hama, two in Saraqeb, and one in a Damascus suburb.
This happened while Syria signed an agreement with the Arab League aiming at stopping the killing.