10 reported killed in Syrian shooting at funeral

BASSEM MROUE - Associated Press
July 19, 2011

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say security forces have fired on a funeral procession, killing at least 10 people.

The Local Coordination Committees help organize and track the protests in Syria. The group said the mother of a man who was shot dead the day before was among the victims Tuesday.

Another activist in Homs confirmed that security forces opened fire at a funeral procession outside the Khaled bin Al-Waleed mosque. He said people inside the mosque called him to describe the scene.

The shooting in Homs came a day after activists said security forces there killed 10 people in raids.

Syrian troops have been conducting operations in Homs following reports of a wave of sectarian killings that left some 30 people dead over the weekend.