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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-11 05:49 AM
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Syrian activists urge mass rally amid observer visit
Source: BBC

Syrian activists have called for massive street demonstrations on Friday against President Bashar al-Assad, as Arab observers continue their mission.

Correspondents say the presence of the monitors has emboldened the protesters, despite further killings.

Up to 40 died on Thursday, activists said, mostly after security forces shot at crowds gathered in areas expecting a visit from the Arab team. <snip>

...the Local Coordination Committees, a Syrian activist group that documents and organises protests, said that 130 people had been killed since the Arab League monitors arrived in the country.

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