Syria Protesters Want No-Fly Zone

Army continues deadly raids after bloody day yesterday
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2011 11:28 AM CDT
Protesters with their faces painted in the colors of the Syrian flag take part in a demonstration against the Syrian president in London Saturday.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Syrian violence continued today, with government forces killing several people in raids in the city of Homs, reports Al Jazeera. It follows a brutal day yesterday, when security forces killed about 40 people after protests around the country, say opposition groups. Protesters renewed their call for a no-fly zone to be imposed by the international community to protect civilians, notes CNN.

The Arab League, meanwhile, sent a message to Bashar al-Assad to condemn the continued killing, and representatives from the league are expected to meet with Syrian officials tomorrow. The killing hasn't been completely one-sided, though. Army defectors reportedly killed 17 soldiers during clashes in Homs last night. Click to read about how one-time ally Turkey looks to be turning against Assad.)

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