Protests said to be in Abu Kamal
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Syrian protesters return to the streets

Fresh demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad's regime have erupted across Syria, with reports of at least 18 people killed by security forces.

The worst violence was reported in Homs, while activists said Aleppo had seen its first protester death.

Official media played down the size of the protests, but said a number of policemen had been shot and one killed. The BBC's Jim Muir reports.

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