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  9/14/2011, Elul 15, 5771

Syrian Forces Attack Funeral for Slain Rights Activist


Syrian troops reportedly attacked a gathering of mourners just hours after United States Ambassador Robert Ford expressed his condolences to the family of a human rights activist killed last week.

Mustafa Osso of the Local Coordination Committees network says the attack occurred Tuesday night, after Ford and several other ambassadors had left the gathering in the Damascus suburb of Daraya.

Osso says troops fired tear gas at the tent with mourners and relatives of Ghayath Mattar following his funeral. No one was hurt.