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Syrian forces kill two mourners in central Damascus

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Posted: Oct 15, 2011 9:03 AM
Syrian forces kill two mourners in central Damascus

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian forces shot dead two mourners when they fired at a funeral in central Damascus for a 10-year-old child killed during a protest a day earlier, a witness said.

"Passions were running high. The body was wrapped in white and thousands behind it were chanting 'the people want the execution of the president' and 'we will be free despite you Bashar'. Some mourners began throwing stones at the security forces, who fired live ammunition back, the witness told Reuters by phone from the scene in the Maidan district.

(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Amman newsroom)