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Syria: Death Toll Mounts as Ramadan Massacre Continues

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011.

Protests calling for President Bashar Al Assad “to leave” continue in Syria this Ramadan. As the death toll mounts, reactions continue to pour in from across the Arab world.

Syrian activists are keeping their readers updated with developments on the ground through posting videos and updating social media platforms with the latest.

ShamSNN posts a video of protests after the Taraweh prayers from Latikiya, where protesters are chanting for Al Assad to leave. The protests are held at night after a day of fasting.

Syrian Days of Rage posts this video of a night protest in Aleppo, where protesters are chanting the people want to overthrow the regime:

From Douma, this video by Abullahaldoumany shows what is alleged to be security forces shooting at protesters, also after the Taraweeh prayers:

Syrian Leila Nachawati tweets:

@leila_na: Butchery goes on and on. Regime would rather destroy, massacre, set the whole country on fire than just leave. #Syria #RamadanMassacre

Razan Saffour updates us with the latest death toll today:

@RazanSpeaks: Another bloody day in #Syria. Homs and Deir El-Zour. Over 45 killed today in the name of reforms. #RamadanMassacre

And Sultan Al Qassemi from the UAE cites another figure, from Al Arabiya:

@SultanAlQassemi: Al Arabiya: Syrian activists: 57 killed today in Syrian Army operations. #RamadanMassacre #Syria

From Yemen, @NoonArabia comments on Twitter:

@NoonArabia: God bless Libyans who are on the front lines fighting for freedom in #Libya & Syrians in #Syria's cities under terror and fasting #Ramadan

After watching videos of atrocities committed in Syria, Saudi blogger Ahmed Al Omran tweets:

@ahmed: What's my plans for the weekend? After watching all these videos coming from Syria today, none of my plan seems to matter. #ramadanmassacre

Meanwhile, British-Kurdish blogger and activist Ruwayda Mustafah asks:

@RuwaydaMustafah: Has the Arab league even considered taking some action against Syria or is that too much to ask? #RamadanMassacre

CrowdVoice has also compiled a round up of videos and updates, available here, with a warning that some videos are graphic in nature.

For more reactions from Twitter on developments in Syria this Ramadan, check out the hash tag #RamadanMassacre

More videos tagged under the hash tag #RamadanMassacre can also be found here.

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011.

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