May 6th, 2011
01:05 PM ET

21 killed in Syria after forces fire on civilians, human rights group says

At least 21 people died in two Syrian cities when security forces fired on civilians Friday, a human rights activist told CNN.

At least 15 people were killed in Homs and six were killed in Hama, according to Ammar Qurabi, chairman of the National Organization for Human Rights in Syria.

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  1. ***DUDE***

    can u say "oil"?

    May 7, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. sharif

    president Assad and his gangs are responsible for killing of 800 peacefull demonstrators, and if the world do not stop him, he will kill half a million.

    May 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dave

    The world should not stant and watch the Syrian army comit genocide and give it time to hide it. it's crimes against humanity. The least humans can do is to put pressure on Syrian government to allow independent news media to enter Syria as soon as possible to report on the atrocities. Assad is willing to do another Hama and Rawanda.

    May 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. yousef

    Dear " AgainstSyrianSecurityThugs"
    First of all I think that your response and attcking me was not a civilized way of discussion, not to mention your name in which you assumed ALL personnel working as security in Syria are thugs, please dont generalize.
    I was explaining point of view about what is going on in Syria and I dont know why you took the discussion in another path in which you are asking me to get out of USA to the nearest airport.......etc.
    First I thought not to respond to your exterimst comment. I am an American living here and attached to this great nation in the last 13 years. My children are American first and we are here in America, because we are living the American dream that everyone from all around the World had.
    Let me ask you: if the same scenario took place in Italy or France or any other part of the World and Americans from Italian or french origions stated their opinions about the reality of what is going on overseas whcih are contratry to other opinions, would you also ask them to go to the nearest airports?
    Please reconsider the way you state your opinion, whcih I respect, but dont treat me like some thugs in the security forces.

    With all my respect

    May 8, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. Yousef

    Dear friends

    This is what everyone in Syria is facing. Radicals getting between free honest demonstrators asking for reform. Everyone wants end to corruption and political reform. But no one is willing to be ruled under these exterimists. Remember what happened in Algeria? google it

    May 8, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. Yousef

    I just want to share this video in whcih some called "peaceful demonstrators." acting praying on two dead demonstrators who magically come back to life and stand up. please watch carefully

    May 8, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. Frank

    I can`t belive the syrian goverment killing everyone asking for freedom and the whole world watching thank god I live in America land of the free.

    May 11, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
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