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    Syrian killings prompt calls for inquiry

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    International human rights groups are calling for an impartial investigation into the shooting of protestors in Syria after more than 130 people have reported killed since the unrest began five weeks ago.

    Syrian security forces have targeted mourners participating in funeral rites for the deceased but President Bashar Al Assad has blamed a 'foreign conspiracy' for the unrest.

    Protestors are demanding political reform and for an end to Al Assad's 11 year rule.

    The deaths come despite the lifting of decades-old emergency laws last week but human rights groups insist the country's that was only lifted on paper.

    Al Jazeera's Khadija Magardie reports.