5 Syr­i­ans shot

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

SYRIAN se­cu­rity forces have fired on anti-regime pro­test­ers near a mosque, killing five and wound­ing scores in the flash­point south­ern town of Daraa, a rights ac­tivist says. Hun­dreds of peo­ple had gath­ered yes­ter­day at the Omari mosque, the fo­cus of the ral­lies since Fri­day, to pre­vent po­lice from storm­ing it. ‘‘ Se­cu­rity forces fired live bul­lets and tear gas on pro­tes­tors stag­ing a sit-in,’’ he said.

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