Saturday, June 11, 2011

Syrian army not only uses tanks but also helicopter gunships

 Syria remains in the news and terrible videos testifying of it are all over the internet. This is a video of the torturing of  prisoners. It says this sece was filmed in Homs. 

At least 28 people have been killed in fresh clashes in Syria between security forces and protesters, activists say. They say tanks and helicopter gunships opened fire on crowds in the northern town of Maarat al-Numan, leaving several protesters dead.
The violence came as government forces moved on the nearby town of Jisr al-Shughour where the government said 120 security personnel had been killed. Hundreds of civilians have fled north into Turkey to escape the assault. Jisr al-Shughour seemed a ghost town.
Opposition activists told the BBC that the army was adopting a "scorched earth policy" around Jisr al-Shughour, with helicopter gunships and tanks firing into the town as advancing troops bulldozed homes and torched crops and fields. Correspondents say it is the first reported use of air power to quell protests in Syria's three-month uprising.
Friday saw again many big demonstrations in places from Al-Qamishli in the north, to coastal towns like Baniyas or the capital Damascus and Deraa in the south. In Hama at least 100.000 people took part in a huge demonstration.

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