Syrians in Jordan call for stopping bloodshed against civilians

12:56, June 10, 2011      

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Scores of Syrians living in Jordan held a sit-in Thursday, protesting what they described as torture and killing of civilians by security authorities in their country.

During the sit-in in front of the Syrian embassy in Amman, demonstrators called for releasing those who were arrested lately in Syria and stooping the bloodshed against the Syrian nationals in different parts of their country.

They also held pictures of Syrian civilians killed by Syrian security authorities as they chanted slogans, calling for the toppling of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Syria has been in unrest for more than two months after the anti-government demonstrations started in the southern province of Daraa. The protests have spread to several other Syrian cities, leading to deaths of both protesters and policemen.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has responded to the country's unprecedented anti-government protests by offering some concessions, including lifting the state of emergency which had been in place since 1963, releasing hundreds of political detainees and reshuffling the government.

In the latest development, the Syrian government said up to 120 security personnel were killed in the town of Jisr al-Shughour on Monday by armed gangs.

A total of 1,050 Syrians have left the violence-shadowed northern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour to take shelter in south Turkey's border province of Hatay in the past 24 hours, local media reported Thursday.

The number of refugees in the tent city set up by the Turkish Red Crescent has reached 1,577, semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

Source: Xinhua
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