Since March, the Syrian government has been working to crush anti-government uprisings. These protests, which have spread throughout the nation, continue to lead to violent clashes between citizens and the Syrian government. Click below to watch an unbelievable video in which Syrian citizens in the city of Daraa dodge sniper fire while trying to rescue their friend:
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Bloomberg had more on the protests:
Syria’s government deployed tanks against demonstrators, boosting the death toll after almost two months of unrest, according to Syrian human-rights activists.
At least 24 protesters have been killed in the last two days, including 13 who died when the village of Hara outside the southern city of Daraa was shelled, Mahmoud Merhi of the Arab Organization for Human Rights said by phone from Syria today. At least six people died in an assault on the city of Homs yesterday and five in Jassem the past two days, said Merhi and Ammar Qurabi, the head of the National Organization for Human Rights. Two soldiers were killed, Merhi said...
More than 750 demonstrators have been killed since the uprising began, according to Qurabi and Merhi, who have compiled lists of the names of victims. The number of dead probably grew after yesterday’s shelling and in light of the large number of people the two men say are missing. As many as 10,000 have been detained in the past two months, Qurabi has said.