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Gunfire rocks Syrian funeral

Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 01:11

Jan. 22 - Security forces break up a funeral in the city of Douma, a centre of the uprising against president Bashar al-Assad. Andrew Raven reports.

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A funeral in the restive Syrian city of Douma. And suddenly - chaos. This amateur video shows mourners fleeing what activists called an onslaught by security forces. Reuters cannot independently verify the footage, which was posted to a social media website. But it appears to show security forces opening fire near the crowd. Over the weekend, gun battles and explosions rocked Douma, a centre of the 10-month-old uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. The town is just 14 kilometres from the capital Damascus and has been the site of a heavy crackdown since unrest began last March. Andrew Raven, Reuters

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Gunfire rocks Syrian funeral

Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 01:11