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Largest yet protest in Syria

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 00:46

July 16 - At least 12 people were killed in Syria during a massive street protest against President Bashar al-Assad. Rough Cut (No reporter narration).

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EDIT CONTAINS 4:3 MATERIAL Syrian security forces shot dead at least 12 protesters on Friday (July 15) as hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country in the biggest protests so far against President Bashar al-Assad. One video clip showed protesters leading away a woman with injuries on her left arm. Assad, facing the greatest challenge to 40 years of Baath Party rule, has sought to crush demonstrations. But although rights groups say some 1,400 civilians have been killed since March, the protests have continued unabated and swelled in size. Video posted online showed hundreds marching in the streets of the capital Damascus and the northeastern city of Qameshli near the Turkish border. Reuters cannot independently verify the content of these clips obtained from social media websites

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Largest yet protest in Syria

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 00:46