Syria: Over 200 members quit Baath party

203 members of Syria’s ruling Baath party in the city of Daraa and neighboring towns announced their resignation in protest against the deadly crackdown on protesters.

This announcement comes after 30 Baath members in the city of Banias announced their resignations earlier today

Syrian troops have again fired on residents of the southern flashpoint town of Daraa as a military assault on the pro-democracy protest hub continued into a second day.

“The bullets continue against the people, but we are resisting,” activist Abazid Abdullah said by telephone from the town near the Jordanian border.

At least 25 people were killed in Daraa on Monday in intensive shelling after thousands of Syrian troops backed by tanks and snipers, activists and witnesses swarmed into the town.

On the same day, Syrian troops also launched assaults on the Damascus suburbs of Douma and Al-Maadamiyeh, witnesses said.

  • C S

    Syrian army killing people in Talkalah, between Homs and Banyias..video on youtube…

  • C S

    Syrian army killing people in Talkalah, between Homs and Banyias..video on youtube…

  • C S

    Syrian army killing people in Talkalah, between Homs and Banyias..video on youtube…

  • A healthy start,more will fall…

  • A healthy start,more will fall…

  • A healthy start,more will fall…

  • lebnaneh

    well good thats what we want to hear we need them by the thousands and not by the hundred they did kill more then thats in zahle

  • lebnaneh

    well good thats what we want to hear we need them by the thousands and not by the hundred they did kill more then thats in zahle

  • Anonymous

    well good thats what we want to hear we need them by the thousands and not by the hundred they did kill more then thats in zahle

  • antar2011

    i wouldn’t wish any harm on the syrian poeple…the people were and still are oppressed just as we were when the syrian army was here….
    i just wish that they will get their freedom without more deaths….
    Allah yenserhom.

    • Did the Syrian people have those same noble feelings towards the Lebanese when their army was occupying our land and killing our people? Somehow I doubt it. I can’t wait for the regime to fall and my fellow missing Lebanese return home and this is where my feelings and prayers stop !

      • antar2011

        replied to the issue on another article…here is what i wrote;

        the syrian pple have nothing to do with the regime…. they were forced to keep silent by being either kidnapped, emprisoned and declared missing for years… or else killed cold blood in a mass massacre…

        when they had the chance…a real chance to speak out, they did…and so they are massacred once again…

        i do not blaim them at all, in fact i would welcome them into my homes, because when Assad inshaAllah falls, i have already made good relations with the pple to take over but even before that, as a human being standing against oppression in all forms, i have to welcome them into my homes…

        7iqd and hatred always goes around and comes back to its owner…

        • With all due respect, I still disagree with you, as for 7id as you put it yes I do have some but hatred I don’t think so. The Syrian people had many chances for speaking out but didn’t even chose to remain silent, many were rejoicing as to the plight of the Lebanese. Like you so well put it”what goes around comes around” I guess it has gone full circle.

      • antar2011

        replied to the issue on another article…here is what i wrote;

        the syrian pple have nothing to do with the regime…. they were forced to keep silent by being either kidnapped, emprisoned and declared missing for years… or else killed cold blood in a mass massacre…

        when they had the chance…a real chance to speak out, they did…and so they are massacred once again…

        i do not blaim them at all, in fact i would welcome them into my homes, because when Assad inshaAllah falls, i have already made good relations with the pple to take over but even before that, as a human being standing against oppression in all forms, i have to welcome them into my homes…

        7iqd and hatred always goes around and comes back to its owner…

        • With all due respect, I still disagree with you, as for 7id as you put it yes I do have some but hatred I don’t think so. The Syrian people had many chances for speaking out but didn’t even chose to remain silent, many were rejoicing as to the plight of the Lebanese. Like you so well put it”what goes around comes around” I guess it has gone full circle.

  • Anonymous

    i wouldn’t wish any harm on the syrian poeple…the people were and still are oppressed just as we were when the syrian army was here….
    i just wish that they will get their freedom without more deaths….
    Allah yenserhom.

    • Did the Syrian people have those same noble feelings towards the Lebanese when their army was occupying our land and killing our people? Somehow I doubt it. I can’t wait for the regime to fall and my fellow missing Lebanese return home and this is where my feelings and prayers stop !

      • Anonymous

        replied to the issue on another article…here is what i wrote;

        the syrian pple have nothing to do with the regime…. they were forced to keep silent by being either kidnapped, emprisoned and declared missing for years… or else killed cold blood in a mass massacre…

        when they had the chance…a real chance to speak out, they did…and so they are massacred once again…

        i do not blaim them at all, in fact i would welcome them into my homes, because when Assad inshaAllah falls, i have already made good relations with the pple to take over but even before that, as a human being standing against oppression in all forms, i have to welcome them into my homes…

        7iqd and hatred always goes around and comes back to its owner…

        • With all due respect, I still disagree with you, as for 7id as you put it yes I do have some but hatred I don’t think so. The Syrian people had many chances for speaking out but didn’t even chose to remain silent, many were rejoicing as to the plight of the Lebanese. Like you so well put it”what goes around comes around” I guess it has gone full circle.