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More than 100 people were wounded as Syrian security forces fired live bullets and tear gas at thousands of demonstrators in the town of Daraa on Sunday, a human rights activist at the scene said.

“The security forces backed by police fired live rounds at the demonstrators, numbering more than 10,000,” the witness told AFP by telephone. “They are also firing tear gas mixed with toxic products.”

He said tensions in Daraa, where rights groups said four demonstrators were killed in clashes with security forces on Friday, had turned the southern town into a “volcano”.

The latest casualties were being evacuated to the town’s Omari mosque, which has turned into a “field hospital,” the activist said, declining to be named. France 24

Photo: A Syrian boy with his face painted in the colors of the Syrian flag shouts during a demonstration against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, outside the Syrian embassy in central London on Saturday. More than 100 people have been wounded after Syrian security forces fired live bullets and tear gas at thousands of demonstrators in the town of Daraa, a human rights activist at the scene said.

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