Nov. 22 - Video purports to show a funeral for a man in Homs who opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claim was killed by security forces. Katharine Jackson reports.
"Death and not humiliation," the crowd chants as a coffin is carried in a funeral procession through what is purportedly Homs, Syria. Obtained from a social media web site, Reuters cannot independently verify the content of this video. Activists say Syrian forces killed four people on Tuesday in Homs, now the most defiant center of opposition to President Bashar-al-Assad. An Arab League deadline for Assad to pull the military out of Syrian cities, free political prisoners and begin talks aimed at ending bloodshed expired at the weekend. Assad said on Sunday he would not bow to pressure to end the crackdown on protesters. The United Nations says 3,500 people have been killed in the eight month old uprising. Katharine Jackson, Reuters.