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SYRIA: Videos claim to show snipers shooting at demonstrators, scenes of tumult at Friday's protests

April 1, 2011 | 10:02 am

 

More video footage from Friday's protests in Syria have emerged and some of the clips claim to show disturbing scenes of unknown assailants opening fire on demonstrators and chaos in the streets.

The video above is said to show snipers shooting at protesters from rooftops in Syria during demonstrations. Crowds are heard shouting and screaming as shots ring out around them. At one point the camera closes in on a man positioned atop a building, purportedly a sniper.

 

Here, a video said to have been filmed in the Damascus suburb of Duma on Friday shows a crowd of people running down a street amid a hail of shots.

 

A video from the city of Homs purportedly filmed on Friday depicts chaos and tumult in the streets. A cloud of white smoke is seen plummeting to the sky at one point in the clip and men are seen carrying people laying in the streets.

--Alexandra Sandels in Beirut

Video credit: YouTube

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