Protests said to be in the eastern town of Abu Kamal
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Syrians 'in fear of their lives'

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

Activists and witnesses said security forces had opened fire in Homs, Damascus, and Deir al-Zour in the east.

International journalists are largely barred from entering Syria, but the BBC's Matthew Price entered the country on Friday and spoke about what he had seen.

The video shown is said to have been shot in Abdul Kamal, but cannot be independently verified by the BBC

  • 17 Jun 2011