Dozens of Syrians reported killed in Daraa
Syrians march Friday in Damascus' Old City as protests spread from the southern city of Daraa.
March 25th, 2011
08:27 PM ET

Dozens of Syrians reported killed in Daraa

[8:23 p.m. ET Friday, 2:22 a.m. Saturday in Syria] Violent protests erupted Friday in Syria, with dozens of people people killed in and around the restive city of Daraa and a boy slain in the coastal town of Latakia, reports said.

"The situation in Syria has worsened considerably over the past week, with the use of live ammunition and tear gas by the authorities having resulted in a total of at least 37 people being killed in Daraa, including two children," said Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the U.N.'s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Among the dead were 15 people who tried to march to Daraa, sources said, and nine others who died when security forces fired on demonstrators in Daraa's main square, said Wissam Tarif, a human rights activist.

[Posted 12:35 p.m. ET, 6:35 p.m. in Syria] At least 15 people have been killed trying to march towards the southern Syrian city of Daraa, where deadly anti-government protests have taken place, local residents told CNN Friday.

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  1. Tony

    There is a rat on CNN bog

    March 26, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JUSTICE

    defending and helping rebels in Libya and Ivory Coast etc is the same as helping and defending terrorists (if there were any such as terrorist besides libel :)) attacking the usg here on american soil. So here is my question: why is a just for us to support terrorists in libya by striking and killing people + giving them heavy weapons to attack their leaders, when it'd be wrong for anyone to do the same against us? Rebel voted in the Ivory Coast with guns in the hands, and we completely disreagrded the country law by asking gbagbo and kadhafi to cede power and let terrorist rule. Why do we torture the same people we're supporting in other countries? Just food for thought!

    March 27, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. JUSTICE

    @dahmd: i hate devision. In math sections it even hard for me to divide, let alone use divisional tactics. But hey, the true is when it comes to non eu-us countries human rights are not allowed to be abused from the outside. But sorrow is traded to the african since the day eropean saw the face of the african child. Tomorrow, dahmd, our children will say sorry for our inflicted injustice from europe and us leached upon the child of africa. I agree though, that african leaders should their shameful share of the blame for taking immoral contracts. But then again u could say if the africans were not put to a point of no choice as a result of coruptions and exploitation, maybe he'd have a chance to say no to helping hurt his own ppl.

    March 27, 2011 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. david s

    I think we should guard are own boarders and not go looking for trouble. Funny how we try to solve every one else's problems and we can't even solve ours.Funny how obama can go to south america when we start out bombing libya. Buy the way south america has harbored terorist groups such as hezbala just a matter of time before they get a dirty bomb or something in here ! So wake up brothers & sisters theres more going on than we know or want to believe!

    March 27, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. david s

    what a place!!!

    March 27, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. david s

    Always bad news no good news anymore or what?

    March 27, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tony

    How the Libyan opposition got armed and equipped to fight? The CIA of course and its an American sponsored cue and uprising.

    March 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tony

    Ask who is in charge of the rabble coalition against Gadhafi, and you will be surprised that these are members of Al Qaeda form Iraq and other regions who reorganized, we know about Gadhafi but we know nothing about the rabbles and their past.

    March 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. director

    dear David....
    excellent idea ... we should just mind our own business.
    The good news lives within your own personal life. Learn from this and protect it no matter what your neighbors are doing
    thank you and stay safe.

    March 28, 2011 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. director

    if we had spent all that money on ourselves ... we'd be free of our foreign dependence. We have everything we need right here from Canada to the end of Mexico and we all get along pretty well ...
    so ..f-m if they can't take a joke and boohoo to the envious.
    as gilda radner once said ... never mind.
    take it Ming ...

    March 28, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. Tony

    this post is fixed....

    March 28, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  12. Tony

    Go with GOD fools... no one can stop the middle east from becoming the world power , the diaspora is just starting and this time maybe the white man

    March 28, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
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