Gaddafi's killing fuels Syria's Friday protests

Reuters News
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Posted: Oct 21, 2011 6:59 AM

AMMAN (Reuters) - The killing of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi fueled demonstrations across Syria after Friday prayers that called for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, braving a heavier than normal security presence, activists and residents said.

"Gaddafi is finished. It is your turn now Bashar!" shouted demonstrators in the town of Maaret al-Numaan in the northwestern province of Idlib, according to one witness.

(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Amman newsroom; Editing by Mark Heinrich)