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SYRIA: Graphic footage surfaces after Daraa clashes

March 24, 2011 |  6:44 am

Picture 6 Graphic footage posted online and claiming to depict Wednesday's lethal crackdown in the southern Syrian city of Daraa appears to show streets littered with the bodies of protesters who have been shot, some of them apparently by unconventional ammunition.

The video linked here is too graphic to be posted on Babylon & Beyond, but it appears to show the bodies of several protesters -- some of whom were shot in the head -- lying in the street.

Another video was posted on Twitter and claims to show a man wounded by anti-tank ammunition. The gaping hole in his arm appears larger than what would be inflicted by normal bullets.

Reuters cited hospital sources saying at least 25 people were killed Wednesday when security forces raided a Daraa mosque where protesters were taking refuge in an effort to squash the protest movement.

Anti-government protests around Syria have been called for Friday.

-- Meris Lutz in Beirut

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