Syrian regime fires on funeral, say activists


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yrian activists say regime forces fired on a funeral procession in the presence of UN observers, causing many casualties.

The activists said the observers were not among the wounded today, but their vehicles were damaged.

A UN spokesman confirmed the observers were caught up in the country's violence on Tuesday and their cars sustained damage. But Ahmad Fawzi, a spokesman for special envoy Kofi Annan, had no other details.

An Idlib-based activist, Fadi al-Yassin, said he witnessed the attack on the funeral and saw that the observers were there.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, citing a network of sources on the ground, also reported the attack.