At least seven protesters were killed by Syrian security forces Tuesday morning when thousands of people across the country tried to stage anti-government demonstrations outside their mosques after saying early morning prayers to mark the end of Ramadan. The killings were carried out in Daraa province (where the protests first began 6 months ago), and in the city of Homs. Several were injured in Damascus. A thirteen-year-old boy is among the dead. An amateur video posted by activists shows protesters calling for the capture and death of Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.
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