Syrian security forces leave main Deraa mosque

by Reuters
Thursday, 24 March 2011 20:18 GMT

DAMASCUS, March 24 (Reuters) - Syrian security forces pulled out from the main Omari mosque on Thursday in the centre of the city of Deraa where six people were killed, a Reuters witness said.

Several thousand people later converged on mosque to celebrate its "liberation", setting off fireworks and honking car horns.

(Reporting by Suleiman al-Khalidi)

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