10 said killed in anti-government protests across Syria
Ten protesters were killed in Syria on Friday during anti-government protests across the country, the Al Arabiya television network reported. Arab media is reporting that protesters were killed in the cities of Daraa, Latakia, Homs, Kamishli, and in Damascus. Witnesses said that Syrian security forces killed at least three protesters on Friday in the southern Damascus suburb of Douma. The three were among at least 2,000 people who chanted "Freedom. Freedom. One, one, one. The Syrian people are one," at Municipality Square in Douma when security forces opened fire to disperse them, they said. Syrian security forces and President Bashar al-Assad loyalists attacked protesters with batons as they left the Rifaii mosque in the Kfar Sousseh district of Damascus after Friday prayers, a witness said. At least six protesters were arrested and dozens were beaten as they made their way out of the mosque, the witness told Reuters by telephone from the mosque complex.