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Syria - Aug 12, 2011 - 16:38

Last modified: 12 Aug 2011 13:38

Shooting has been reported in the mountain town of Zabadani, northwest of Damascus and near the border with Lebanon. Security forces blocked all roads to the Jisr Mosque, where the shooting was reported, according to local sources. Large numbers of security personnel and pro-Assad "thugs" beat those attempting to protest after Friday prayers.

According to one resident, army and security troops tried to stage a pro-regime demonstration.