It wouldn’t surprise the TT if the demonstrators took to murdering, their fellow “democrats” in Libya was busy torturing and murdering Libyan government soldiers and hired mercenaries in cold blood, even beheading them in front of a baying mob. KGS

Syria says protesters killed 120 soldiers

Activists skeptical of toll; reprisal is feared

by Liz Sly – Jun. 7, 2011 12:00 AM
Washington Post

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syria’s government asserted Monday that 120 soldiers had been killed by armed protesters in the northern town of Jisr al-Shughour, amid indications that what began as a peaceful protest movement is turning into an armed rebellion in at least some parts of the country.

Although there had been earlier, isolated reports of armed clashes between protesters and security forces elsewhere in Syria, this is the first time the government has accused the protest movement of killing so many of its soldiers in a single incident.

Activists and human-rights groups said the number almost certainly is an exaggeration and likely to be used as a pretext for an even harsher crackdown on the protest movement. Accounts from witnesses suggested that some form of violent confrontation had occurred, although there was no independent confirmation of the details or death toll.

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