Huffpost WorldPost

Syria Protests Erupt After Houla Massacre

Posted: Updated:

AMMAN, May 27 (Reuters) - Syrian forces shot dead at least two men on Sunday as protests broke out to condemn a massacre that killed at least 109 civilians in the town of Houla, opposition activists said.

The two were killed in the Damascus suburbs of Yalda and Daraya, home to thousands of refugees who have fled a military crackdown on the central province of Homs.

Activists said forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed at least 109 people, mostly women and children, on Friday, in one of the biggest massacres of the 14-month uprising against his rule. (Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Amman newsroom; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

Around the Web

Syrians protest after morning prayers, opposition activists say - CNN ...

BBC News - 'Thousands' protest in northern Syrian city of Aleppo

Syrians protest after morning prayers, opposition activists say

Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria are released

Syria Denies Responsibility in Brutal Attack

Activists: Syria Attacks Continue

Syria denies Annan's deputy permission to visit

Lebanese Syria hostage release delayed, massacre claimed |