Syrian Troops Kill 15 In Another Day Of Massive Protests

Thousands of Syrians marched on the streets of the capital Damascus and at least 15 of them have been killed after Syrian troops opened fire against the demonstrators, according to local activists. The anti-government protests against President Bashar Assad’s autocratic rule enter their seventh month with the southern province of Daraa also witnessing a wave of mass demonstrations. The eastern province of Deir el-Zour and the province of Latakia on the Mediterranean coast are other centers of peaceful uprising and protest where government troops organized bloodbaths, attacking demonstrating local citizens.

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The last protest in Damascus was held under a banner reading, “We will continue until we bring down the regime,” while the United Nations estimate some 2,600 people have been killed after seven months of Syrian uprising. The government, however, claims a total of 1,400 people have lost their lives in the protest, with security forces and protesters losing about 700 people each.

In the meantime, over 5,000 Syrians took refuge in neighboring Lebanon after the start of the uprising against President Bashar Assad.