Apr 30 - Amateur video purpotedly shows Syrian troops firing rounds on the streets of Deraa. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Amateur video out of Syria shows Syrian troops opening fire. The video which could not be independently verified by Reuters shows government troops in the streets of Deraa. The newly appointed Syrian Prime Minster vowed Saturday to draw out a complete plan of political, judicial and economic reforms. Another video uploaded Saturday purportedly shows mourners at a funeral for protesters killed by government forces. Syrian rights groups say that at least 560 people have been killed in the uprising. Many Syrians are fleeing the country. Hundreds are making their way to Turkey. The Turkish Red Crescent is providing support. The organization is also setting up tents for shelter. Relations between Turkey and Syria have warmed considerably in recent years. The Turkish Prime Minister is urging Syria to exercise restraint. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters