20 Jul 2011

Mourners fired on in Homs

9:32 pm on 20 July 2011

Reports from Syria say at least 10 people have been killed in the country's third biggest city, Homs.

Eyewitness say security forces and a militia opened fire outside a mosque on a funeral procession for people killed the previous day, the BBC says.

Amateur video posted on the internet shows a crowd taking part in the procession before gun fire breaks out.

The BBC reports international journalists have been denied access to Syria, making it difficult to verify reports from human rights groups and activists that dozens of people have been killed in Homs since Saturday.