Syria Protest Death Toll Reportedly Rises To 17

04/08/2011 10:33 am ET | Updated Jun 08, 2011

(Reuters) - The death toll in Syria's southern city of Deraa rose to 17, a hospital source and an activist said, after residents reported security forces opened fire on thousands of protesters on Friday. (Reporting by Suleiman al-Khalidi; editing by Mark Heinrich)

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