Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Iran's Press TV downplays violence in Syria
"Meanwhile, several people have been killed and many more injured after armed groups clashed with Syrian security forces in the southern city of Daraa. According to Press TV, Syrian authorities say at least seven people, including four soldiers, were killed during the overnight clashes in the city. Some reports, however, put the death toll at 25. Damascus has repeatedly denied allegations that security forces are responsible for the death of protesters, saying they have been given clear instructions not to hurt civilians."