Opposition: At least 21 dead after Syrian naval forces shell port city
At least 21 people were killed in a Syrian military crackdown on anti-government protesters in the northwestern port city of Latakia Sunday, opposition groups said.
Tens of people were injured when naval forces shelled the city Sunday and security forces opened fire in residential neighborhoods, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a network of opposition activists operating from inside Syria, said that at least 25 people were killed, including three children.
The crackdown in Latakia is the latest in a series of military actions to target protesters calling for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad.