Syrian Forces Shoot Live Ammunition, Tear Gas at Protesters

Syrian security forces opened fire before dawn on Tuesday at hundreds of anti-government protesters staging a sit-in, shooting live ammunition and tear gas.

One person was killed and three injured when Syrian security forces shot live ammunition into a crowd of anti- government protesters early Tuesday in the country’s third largest city Homs. Homs is a major industrial center in west-central Syria with a population of 1,500,000.

The population consists of anArabic-speaking Sunni Muslim majority, and a Christian minority. A number of historic mosques and churches are located in Homs.

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