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Experiments with truth: 4/26/11

  • In Syria, at least 20 people were killed yesterday in the city of Daraa after thousands of troops backed with tanks opened fire on protesters. On Sunday, at least 13 civilians were shot dead in the town of Jableh. And at least 112 people were killed in Syria on Friday in the deadliest day since anti-government protests began last month.
  • Some 3,000 protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers in Oman’s southern port of Salalah in one of the biggest pro-reform demonstrations since scattered unrest began in the sultanate two months ago.
  • Senegalese fishermen staged a one-day strike Thursday to protest at a decision by the Dakar government to allow foreign boats to fish in their coastal waters.