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'Syria protests toll is 500'

Syrian security forces have killed at least 500 civilians in a crackdown of a "peaceful democratic uprising", Syrian human rights organisation Sawasiah said today.

world Updated: Apr 28, 2011 14:41 IST

Syrian security forces have killed at least 500 civilians in a crackdown of a "peaceful democratic uprising", Syrian human rights organisation Sawasiah said on Thursday.

Sawasiah, founded by jailed Syrian human rights lawyer Mohannad al-Hassani, also said thousands of Syrians have been arrested and scores have gone missing after demonstrations demanding political freedoms and an end to corruption, erupted almost six weeks ago.