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150,000 mass for funerals near Syrian capital

Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 21:41

Nicosia: Funerals in Douma near the Syrian
capital drew more than 150,000 people on Monday, marking the
largest expression of mourning in the protest hub since an
uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March,
activists said.

The processions accompanied the bodies of 12 people
killed in the past three days, including three who died in
detention, and gathered the "largest number of mourners in
Douma since the start of the uprising," the Syrian Observatory
for Human Rights said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 21:41

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