A Jordanian security official says Syria has sealed the border with Jordan and is preventing people from leaving the country. The Jordanian border crossing lies close to the southern Syrian town of Daraa, where government forces were launching a sharp crackdown on protesters Monday.
The residents of the southern Syrian city of Daraa have appealed to the Red Cross for help after the Syrian Security forces closed the Hospital in Daraa and communications with the city were completely cut off,
Thousands of Syrians shouting “We want freedom!” took to streets round the country yesterday, defying security forces who tried to clear them with gunfire, tear gas, and baton charges. At least three people were killed, bringing the toll from two weeks of protests to at least 75.
The United States applauded the courage and dignity of demonstrators in Syria, renewing its frequent condemnations of political violence, which killed another nine people on Friday.
The White House is strongly condemning what it says is the Syrian government’s brutal repression of demonstrations and the killing of civilians by security forces.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has expressed concern over unrest in neighboring Syria, saying he plans to have further talks with President Bashar al-Assad after he dismissed protests against his 11-year rule as the result of a “foreign plot.”
Syrian President Bashar Assad failed to deliver on the promises made on reforms by his adviser Butheina Shaaban and instead blamed the wave of protests on “conspirators” who reportedly are trying to destroy the country by sowing sectarian strife.
Israel has long complained about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s alliance with Iran, his support for the Shiite militia Hezbollah and his sheltering of leaders from Palestinian militant groups, such as Hamas, in Damascus.
Syrian President Bashar Assad blamed a wave of protests on “conspirators” who are trying to destroy the country by sowing sectarian strife. Assad was giving his first address to the nation since the protests erupted in this tightly controlled Arab country.
The Syrian Revolution 2011, which has emerged as the organizing force behind the demonstrations demanding “freedom” in Syria, reported Tuesday late evening that Syrian security forces clashed with the anti regime protesters in Salihya neighborhood in Damascus