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Protesters have been demonstrating against President Bashar Assad's regime since March

Protesters have been demonstrating against President Bashar Assad's regime since March

Protesters have been demonstrating against President Bashar Assad's regime since March

Activists said Syrian security forces have opened fire on a funeral procession in Damascus, killing at least one person.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Co-ordination Committees, an opposition group, said at least five people were also wounded on Saturday in the central neighbourhood of Midan during the funeral of a teenager killed a day earlier.

On Friday, security forces opened fire at protesters in different parts of Syria killing at least 11.

The uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime began in mid-March amid a wave of anti-government protests in the Arab world that toppled autocrats in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.

Assad retaliated with a crackdown that according to the UN has left more than 3,000 dead.

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