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April 6, 2012 12:57 pm

Syrian Violence Continues as Protests Break Out Ahead of UN Ceasefire

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Syrian protest in Baba Amr neighborhood, a rebel stronghold. Photo: wiki commons.

VOA – Syrian government forces continued to conduct military operations across large swathes of the country Friday, less than a week before a U.N.-backed cease-fire is to take effect. Anti-government opposition groups, meanwhile, held protests in more than a dozen towns and cities after Friday prayers.

Opposition videos showed hundreds of protesters demonstrating in Syria’s northern commercial capital of Aleppo Friday despite the presence of government security forces.

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