At Least 15 Killed in Syrian Protests

Via the BBC:  Syria unrest: Death toll mounts after Deraa violence

At least 15 people are known to have died in clashes between security forces and protesters in Syria on Wednesday, medical officials and activists say.

There are fears the final toll could be much higher after a day of violence in the southern city of Deraa.

Witnesses said security forces opened fire on protesters three times, including once at a funeral.

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  1. Dave Schuler says:

    What’s the threshold for military intervention?