January 27th, 2012
10:23 AM ET

Violence in Syria as U.N. Security Council to hold talks

[Updated at 2:44 p.m. ET] Deaths mounted in Syria on Friday as world powers plan crucial talks about the conflict there.

Soldiers and security forces killed 135 people on Thursday and Friday, said the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, an opposition activist group.

The group said most of the people were killed in Homs and dozens also died in Hama and Daraa. CNN cannot independently confirm events in Syria because it is limited from reporting on the ground. Of those reported dead, 18 were children and eight were women.

In violence Friday in the Daraa province town of Nawa, 11 civilians died at the hands of pro-regime militias. The assault occurred during a funeral procession for a high school student whom security forces killed Thursday.

"The regime's forces encircled the procession and responded with intense gunfire which led to additional martyrs. ... (President Bash al-Assad's) security forces and thugs raided the private hospital in the town and attempted to kidnap the wounded," the group said. It said activist Bashar Abu al-Sal, popular for leading chants in demonstrations, was among the 11 dead. Dozens also were wounded, it said.

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  1. banasy©

    Hi, bc(iah)
    This is why I called him the Redundant Prophet in an earier post.

    I agree: USA, just say nooooooo.

    January 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Hello banasy©
    The next step for the UN wil be that they authorize the intervention into Syria by "peace keeping " forces. Hmmm, where have I heard this before.

    My prophecy for the Prophet,
    He will predict things after the fact as usual.

    January 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    BOMBO ©, you're killing me today.

    I predict that The Prophet's name is Jim.

    January 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©


    They have been pulling all of the regulars' statements.
    Mods gone wild.

    The USA needs to stay out of Syria.

    January 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip


    January 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |