At least six people were killed in violent protests that broke out after the son of Togo’s late dictator was declared the winner of presidential elections, officials said today.
Clashes pitting riot police against opposition party supporters angered by yesterday’s announcement of Faure Gnassingbe’s victory continued into today, with young men throwing firebombs at police.
The dead included at least three civilians, said Gerard Besson, an International Committee of the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/war/2003/04/09/45836.html ' target=_blank>Red Cross delegate, while Interior Minister Folly Bazi Katari told reporters three soldiers were killed.
Katari also reported heavy looting and said rock-throwing crowds had damaged some foreign embassies. At least 100 people were reported wounded in the clashes that began yesterday, tells the Scotsman.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge