October 11th, 2012
12:38 PM ET

83 killed by security forces in Syria, opposition activists say

Here's the latest information we're learning out of Syria today:

At least 83 people were killed by Syrian security forces across the country, including 21 in Idlib, the Local Coordination Committees for Syria, a network of opposition activists, said Thursday.

For more information on the situation in Syria, you can read our story on the top five things that occurred in the ongoing civil war in Syria that you need to know.

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  1. saywhat

    The mayhem and blood shed would continue as long as meddling powers continue with their agenda. With the turn of events on Syrian-Turkish borders , situation has become even more complex. Why would Bashar seek a suicidal confrontation with Turkey at this time is a question hard to understand unless one views it from the context of which power would benefit the most.

    October 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Compare US

    83. That's 27 more than died during the Rodney King uprising. 56 deaths, 28 buildings set on fire, and thousands of injuries, looted stores, etc.
    It took the National Guard, but the uprising was quelled in relatively short order.

    October 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Sorry @Compare US
    We would rather remain addicted to news from lands like Syria Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan and yes Iran, our media thrives on these. Its easier to gloat over death and destruction there and vilify the people.

    October 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harvesting

      Have you been to any of the places you mentioned?

      October 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I would say that it is a good thing riots such as the Rodney King one doesn't incur that kind of bloodshed on a daily basis, as it does in Syria.

    October 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Portland tony

    I question the accuracy of the numbers sice the casualties are spread out all across the country. People are dying over there for sure .. but I don't give what either side says much credence. It's hard to get good timely information from a war zone.

    October 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    (banasy off topic w/rodney king riots):)
    And, just you try walking down Compton boulevard (south central ghettos) at 2:30AM Mrs. Banasy. Let's see what's left of you by sunrise.

    October 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Syria population is about 20 million. Today, 83 deaths of those 20 million were reported.
    The population of LA proper is about 4 million, with another 10 million or so living in the environs of LA. (environs like Compton)
    THERE WERE 56 MURDERS during the rodney King uprising, and that's just in LA. Virtually every major city was hit by angry mobs looting stored and setting fires.
    There's no way of knowing exactly how many US citizens were murdered, beaten, and robbed during the Rodney King rebellion nationwide. One thing is for sure, it was on the scale of today's Syria, and LAs streets are STILL not secured.

    October 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    *Looting stores, rather. Even stores in their own neighborhoods.
    Crack cocaine distribution was interupted during the Rodney King uprising. Have you ever seen what some crackheads are willing to do for more dope?
    Many of the "rebels" who took to the streets were drug addicts using the confusion as opportunity to rob their neighbors. Do we hear reports of Syrian rebels looting their own neighborhood liquor stores? Do we see videos of dozens of Syrians running-out of stores with anything they could carry like we did see Rodney King rebels doing?
    Are you SURE America's streets are safer than Syria's, on average over the years? Statistics say they aren't. Opinions differ.

    October 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emma

      In Atlanta college students from either Morehouse or Morris Brown looted a liquor store then all ran in to the same dormitory building. The tv news had it on film and reported on it. The Atlanta Police never even tried to apprehend them. In a statement on tv, they said it was better to just "let them be" instead of causing more anger.

      October 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Philip, I was pointing out, in a post that YOU wrote, thus being the one off topic, that I am glad that there is not that kind of bloodshed due to rioting here every day, as there is in Syria due to the heinous civil war going on.

    If you do not want people to comment, why the heck to you post in the first place?

    October 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Emma

    I sure hope no one was injured.

    October 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dave

    If Obama loses I'm afraid the riots may happen again. A percentage of his supporters seem to be prone to doing such things when they don't get their way. (namely, today's young people).

    October 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Yankee Patriot

    These things happen during WAR, just like the Ambassador and those other Americans in Libya who were killed. They knew the risks and should not have been there. America should have evacuated them out but, Obama had to go to sleep while they were being slaughtered. Good Job COMMANDER IN CHIEF, I HOPE YOU LOSE YOUR JOB AS YOU ARE A FOOL AND INCOMPETENT.

    October 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Philip, as I have read (and commented) on your posts when I first read them two years ago, I am not going to comment on them again.
    My original post stands.

    There is a blog here that deals entirely on news here in the United States, perhaps that would be of interest to you.
    This is a breaking news blog, hence "This Just In."

    October 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    You ain't no Bear. Yer a Dodger. he he

    October 11, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    My comment that takes the reader from today until the day our by-then bored CIA tracks-down every person invilved in the abuse of children...is awaiting Mauderation.
    The abuse of children in America WILL end. You abusers and enablers just hapended to be born here. Your true heritage will be revealed. The Harlot will be stripped of her protective clotheing.

    October 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And trying to bully someone into talking about only the topics you wish to talk about isn't something I care to do; it's not 'Dodging them', it's repeti tive to me, that's all.
      You may talk about them all you wish, Philip; *I* don't have to, however.

      October 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |