Group Says Syria Attacks Protesters as Monitors Arrive

Thursday, December 29, 2011

An opposition group said Syrian security forces opened fire on protesters in a Damascus suburb on Thursday, the latest incident of violence since Arab League peace monitors arrived in the country. Activists say over 20 people were injured outside the Grand Mosque in the Douma suburb, and two were killed. Eight other deaths were reported in Syria on Thursday. The violence comes a day after Arab League observers visited Homs, the epicenter of anti-government demonstrations. There, the team's leader was criticized after saying he had seen "nothing frightening" during the visit. On the third day of their mission, the monitors will visit Deraa, Hama and Idlib.

Abu Rami, a medical student and opposition protester, speaks from Homs about the violence he's witnessed. Rami is a pseudonym. He asked The Takeaway not to reveal his real name.


Abu Rami

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