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21 people killed in clashes yesterday in Syria

Arab World Materials 15 October 2011 10:51
Roughly 21 people were killed in Syria during Friday mass demonstrations, following the clashes between rebels and country’s security forces,
21 people killed in clashes yesterday in Syria

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 15 /Trend, E.Kosolapova/

Roughly 21 people were killed in Syria during Friday mass demonstrations, following the clashes between rebels and country's security forces, Al Jazeera reported.

The rebels claim that many young children are murdered.

Mass protests in Syria began in mid March in Dera'a, in the country's south, then spreading to other regions. According to Syria's Presidential Adviser Bouthaina Shaaban, 1,400 people have died. Half of those dead were members of the army and security forces. According to the UN, there are 3,000 people dead.

The opposition is demanding the resignation of Syria's President Asad and for political reforms. The regime's opponents formed a Transitional National Council as an oppositional body of power.

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