Saturday, January 28, 2012

Deaths rise in Syria as U.N. Security Council holds talks

Deaths mounted in Syria on Friday as world powers in the U.N.Security Council weighed a draft resolution calling on the country's president to step down.

Soldiers and security forces killed 60 people on Friday, said the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, an opposition activist group.

The group said the dead included three children, three women and three soldiers who had defected. Nineteen of the deaths occurred in Homs, it said. CNN cannot independently confirm events in Syria because it is limited from reporting on the ground.

In the Daraa province village of Nawa, 11 civilians died at the hands of pro-regime militias, the LCC said. The assault occurred during a funeral procession for a high school student whom security forces had killed Thursday. Read More