10 reported killed in Syrian shooting at funeral

Associated Press
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian policemen carry the coffins of police and army members who were believed killed in recent violence during their funeral procession outside of a hospital in the central city of Homs, Syria, Monday, July 18, 2011. The discovery of three mutilated corpses set off a wave of sectarian bloodshed that killed up to 30 people over the weekend in central Syria, a dangerous escalation in violence stemming from the country's four-month-old uprising, activists said Monday. The Arabic on the coffin right reads:" The martyr policeman Mohammed Massoud." (AP Photo/SANA) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say security forces have fired on a funeral procession, killing at least 10 people.

The Local Coordination Committees help organize and track the protests in Syria. The group said the mother of a man who was shot dead the day before was among the victims Tuesday.

Another activist in Homs confirmed that security forces opened fire at a funeral procession outside the Khaled bin Al-Waleed mosque. He said people inside the mosque called him to describe the scene.

The shooting in Homs came a day after activists said security forces there killed 10 people in raids.

Syrian troops have been conducting operations in Homs following reports of a wave of sectarian killings that left some 30 people dead over the weekend.

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