A Jordanian died of his wounds on Sunday after he was hit by sniper fire last week in the Syrian city of Homs, a hotbed of that county's anti-regime revolt.
"Tareq Mohammed al-Khaldi, 20, died today in King Abdullah I hospital," near the northern city of Irbid, Jordan's state-run Petra news agency reported.
"Khaldi was taken to hospital on Thursday after he was hit by sniper fire as he was driving his car during a visit to relatives in Homs."
Petra gave no details on the first officially reported Jordanian fatality in the neighboring country's unrest. But a local news website said Khaldi was shot in the head.
Syrian security forces backed by tanks have been trying to crush dissent city by city and town by town since pro-democracy protests erupted in mid-March.
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