DAMASCUS, April 27 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian armed forces mourned on Wednesday six deaths from the army and the security forces killed on Tuesday in the southern town of Daraa, official SANA news agency reported.
According to SANA, the six were shot dead by armed gangs which had been accused of killing 15 soldiers and security men in Daraa earlier on Monday.
On Monday, army units and security forces were deployed in Daraa to put out anti-government protests erupted almost six weeks ago. The authorities alleged the army entered the town on the demand of the local people. The human rights organizations reported 35 Syrians, at least, had been killed in Daraa since Monday.
Meanwhile, western powers led by the United States reportedly consider imposing "targeted sanctions" on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's "inner circle" before Friday.