May 22, 2011
SYRIA- The number of civilians killed in the clashes between the anti-government activists and the police has exceeded 900. Syrian forces opened fire on a funeral procession for slain anti-govnt protesters , pushing the number of people reported killed in a two-month uprising to more than 900 and making it one of the deadliest of the Arab Spring.
AP reported “Excluding Libya – where battles between Moammar Gadhafi’s forces and his opponents have left possibly thousands dead since February – Syria’s death toll is now higher than any country that has been gripped by uprisings.”
During Egypt’s 18-day revolt that toppled long-serving President Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11, at least 846 Egyptians died.
In Tunisia, which sparked the region’s upheavals, an estimated 219 people were killed before President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali stepped down in January.
A crackdown by authorities in Yemen has left more than 150 protesters dead, opposition groups say.