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'Protesters shot' in Syrian anti-government rally

At least 23 protesters have been killed during anti-government rallies in the southern Syrian city of Deraa, witnesses have told the BBC.

There are also unconfirmed reports of deaths in Homs, Duma and Harasta, as protests swept the country.

Thousands are reported to have staged rallies following Friday prayers in Deraa. Amateur video posted on the internet appears to show demonstrations in Syria on Friday.

Lina Sinjab on the reports of shootings at the protests in the Syrian city of Deraa.

  • 08 Apr 2011