March 22, 2011
Unrest spread in southern Syria on Monday with hundreds of people demonstrating against the government in three towns near the main city of Deraa, but authorities did not use force to quell the latest protests.
Security forces killed four civilians in demonstrations that erupted last week in Deraa, in the most serious challenge to President Bashar al-Assad’s rule since the 45-year-old succeeded his father 11 years ago.
An 11-year-old child died overnight from inhaling tear gas fired by security forces, activists said.
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 9:34 am