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Tanks in Syria's Deraa city, bodies in street -witness

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:01 GMT
Author: Reuters
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AMMAN, April 25 (Reuters) - Eight tanks and two armoured vehicles deployed in the old quarter of the besieged Syrian city of Deraa and several bodies were seen lying in a main street near the Omari mosque, a witness said on Monday.

The witness in Deraa said snipers on government buildings and security forces in army fatigues had been shooting at random at houses since tanks moved in just after dawn prayers.

"People are taking cover in homes. I could see two bodies near the mosque and no one was able to go out and drag them away," the witness said. (Reporting by Suleiman al-Khalidi; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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