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Syria government lifts emergency law

world Updated: Apr 19, 2011 23:36 IST

Syria passed a bill on Tuesday lifting emergency law after nearly half a century but adopted new legislation to "regulate the right of peaceful protest", the state news agency said.

Earlier, Syrian security forces fired protesters in Homs demanding the fall of the regime, hours after the authorities vowed to suppress an "armed revolt" in the country. Three army officers and three children were killed by "armed criminal gangs" around the city, authorities said.