Clashes, killings reported in Syria on the second day of cease-fire

Clashes, killings reported in Syria on the second day of cease-fire

Damascus : Syria | Apr 13, 2012 at 12:36 PM PDT
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Syrian security forces hunting and killing people in Damascus Alzbiltani 04. 22. 2011

On Fiday, April 13, 2012, demonstrations titled "A revolution for all Syrians" were held all across the country as the head of the Syrian National Council Burhan Ghalioun called on Syrians to take to the streets to protest against President Bashar Assad's regime.

According to the opposition, civilians were killed in Idlib, Aleppo, Daraa, and outskirts of Damascus.

Five civilians were killed, according to an NGO. Four protesters were killed by security forces firing on protesters in Hama, in Nawa in the province of Deraa (south) and in Salqine in Idleb province (northwest).

A fifth civilian was killed by a stray bullet fired by security forces in the outskirts of Damascus, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

In Aleppo (north), a young man was critically wounded by gunfire at demonstrators which ended with the arrest of 17 people.

Earlier, the official SANA news agency has reported that terrorist groups have clashed with the country’s troops in the village of Khirbet al-Joz near the border with Turkey. The clashes erupted after the Syrian Army was deployed to force out the armed men, who had violently seized a post. But no victims were reported in this clash.

Meanwhile, Iran's television Al-Alam reported, opposition activists pelted officers with smoke bombs in Homa while in Aleppo, one police officer died and another was injured in a fire attack.

According to Syrian media, the terrorist armed groups were intensifying criminal operations in an attempt to destabilize Syria and torpedo the Annan plan.

Local activists reported on Friday that at least 67 ceasefire violations by the Syrian regime forces on the second day of ceasefire.The activists also reported that military helicopters flew over several cities, including Dmeir, 40 kilometers from Damascus.

On the diplomatic front, the Security Council plans to vote on Friday on a draft resolution concerning the deployment of 30 observers to Syria.

Diplomatic sources say the resolution demands that Damascus ensures the observers safety and free movement. It also contains some provisions tolerating sanctions against the Syrian regime.

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Syria's president Bashar al-Assad has defended the actions of his security forces
Syria's president Bashar al-Assad has defended the actions of his security forces
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