Images have emerged from Syria purporting to show President Assad’s security forces opening fire on anti-government demonstrators.
The video was posted on a social media website and is said to have been taken in Douma which is a suburb of the capital Damascus.
Independent verification is impossible. The Syrian regime has expelled foreign media during the uprising.
A Syrian human rights group reported 21 deaths around the country since Friday. The protesters were using the slogan ‘Death rather than Humiliation.’
The United Nations believes more than 2,000 people, the majority of them civilians, have been killed since the uprising against Assad’s rule began in mid-March.
Activists say more than 10,000 have been arrested and imprisoned.