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article imageThousands of Syrians demonstrate against regime

By Paul Iddon     Apr 7, 2012 in Politics
In the run up to the United Nations deadline tens of thousands of Syrians have taken to the street demanding an end to the regime.
As reported by the Bangkok Post, France 24 and Al Arabiya News and other news and media outlets the protesters are marching against the government over the actions it has taken, including the continual pounding of cities and towns where there are rebel forces present. At least 35 people have lost their lives since yesterday, following Damascus's agreement to oblige to the UN's peace plan.
Marches are being held in several districts of Damascus, as well as in the Kurdish areas of northern Syria, the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, and the Idib province which is situated by the border with Turkey, where an estimated 24,000 people have fled from due to the hostilities.
Of the 35 killed yesterday (Friday 6th of April) 11 were from the city of Homs and another 11 were from the city of Aleppo the country's two largest cities after Damascus. Nine soldiers and four deserters have also been killed in the fighting yesterday.
Fierce battles are currently underway ini the villages of Al-Tiba, Al-Qabu and Shninyeh in the Homs province and are said to have been sparked when loyalist militias fired upon seven women, killing two of them and wounding four.
The head of the United Nations Ban ki-moon has condemned the Syrian regime for its continuing crackdown and holds them "fully accountable" for the continuing violence and unrest there.
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