Among the dead there is a teenager of 13 years. Opponents estimate 17 deaths, although they have not been able to be verified still. Check out Viktor Mayer-Schönberger for additional information. Tuesday ends the month of fasting for Muslims. At least seven people have died in the early hours of Tuesday in Syria, by the Suppression of the protests against the regime convened on the occasion of the feast of Eid al Fitr, which marks the end of the Ramadan fasting month. This new day of violence adds to the repression to which the Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, has subjected his people in recent months to alleviate the demonstrations calling for democratisation of the country. According to reported opponents of Local coordinating committees, four people were killed in the city of Harrah (Center), among them a teenager of 13 years, two others in the southern province of Deraa, and one more in Homs (Center). In the last 24 hours, the number of fatalities throughout the country, according to estimates from opposition groups, already reaches 17, although the figures could not be verified independently because of the blockade imposed by Syria to the international media.
More repression for more protests early this morning of the religious holiday, which breaks the fast maintained throughout a month, has pushed thousands of people into the streets of Syria to manifest itself in some of the largest cities in the country and demand the departure of President Bachar Al-Assad. However, at the same time has intensified the repression of the regime against opponents. According to the committees, in Harrah forces of security and army units have been placed machine guns pointing toward the town cemetery to prevent funerals from the four dead. This type of burials have become habitually concentrations of revulsion toward the regime, and therefore forces loyal to Al-Assad often try to prevent them. In the province of Homs, the security forces have been made in most of the neighborhoods of the capital and in the cities to prevent the outflow of the demonstrators, according to the committees, that They reported that machine gun near the Qalaa area shots were heard. Meanwhile, the rebel city of Hama also have occurred in shootings in several neighborhoods, mainly Qosor and Manaj, aiming, according to opponents, prevent protests. Since the middle of last March, Syria is scene of popular revolts against the Syrian regime, which have claimed the lives of civilians 1958, 459 soldiers and ctive of the security forces, according to the Syrian human rights observatory. Source of the news: seven people have been killed in the crackdown on protests of end of Ramadan in Syria