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Gaddafi death fuels Syria protests

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 00:56

Oct. 21 - Amateur video that could not be independently verified by Reuters purportedly shows anti-government rallies in Syria fueled by the killing of fallen Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Sarah Irwin reports.

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Anti-government protests spread across Syria - fueled even more by the death of the longest-serving leader in the Arab world - Muammar Gaddafi. Amateur video that could not be independently verified by Reuters - showed demonstrators - celebrating Gaddafi's death and calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to go. Taking to the streets Thursday night - and after Friday prayers, protesters said security was increased. At least 13 protesters were killed by security forces. Most of the protesters were killed in the central city of Homs and in Hama in the north - both hotbeds for anti-Bashar activism. Assad has faced seven months of popular protests against his rule. Sarah Irwin, Reuters.

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Gaddafi death fuels Syria protests

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 00:56