Syrian troops in ‘deadly crackdown’ - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
At least 11 people have been killed when Syrian forces backed by tanks stormed a town near the capital Damascus, Syrian human rights campaigners said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is based in Britain, said four tanks and a bulldozer entered Kanaker, 30km southwest of Damascus, on Wednesday while 14 other tanks surrounded the town in the latest crackdown on protests against President Bashar al-Assad.
The rights group said residents threw stones and set fire to tyres in an effort to block the advance of the troops.
Citing witnesses, another rights group - the Syrian National Organisation for Human Rights, which is headed by Ammar Qurabi, an opposition figure - said military intelligence agents also arrested 300 people in the town and took them away in 11 buses.
Can it be that the Assad regime will prevail as a result of sheer savagery and full control over the media? As with Hama in 1982, it would appear that in Syria, nobody can hear you scream.