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SYRIA: Mourners coming under fire by President Bashar Assad's gunmen [Video] [UPDATED]

April 23, 2011 |  8:19 am


More amateur video footage has emerged from Saturday's violence in the Damascus suburb of Barze and posted to the Internet. In the clip above, what appears to be gunmen are seen mounted on top of a moving white pick up truck pointing fire in random directions while the sounds of heavy gunfire ring out in the background. The voice talking in what seems to be loudspeakers from a nearby mosque is asking the security to stop shooting, but the gunfire continues.


A day after security forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad shot dead scores of protesters, mourners for the people killed in Friday's bloody demonstrations were shot at by security forces during politically charged mass funeral marches on Saturday, according to fresh amateur video footage posted to the Internet.

The video above is said to show mourners coming under fire by security forces at a funeral procession in the Damascus suburb of Barze. The clip shows a crowd running and ducking for cover as gunfire rings out around them.


Above, another dramatic clip said to have been filmed during a funeral procession in Barze on Saturday shows scenes of chaos and tumult as people run down a street and try to take cover in what looks like a building entrance amid deafening sounds of a barrage of gunshots.

-- Los Angeles Times

Video credit: YouTube