Escalating violence against prodemocracy demonstrators in Syria has put President Obama in a difficult spot, politically as well as diplomatically.
US President Barack Obama has condemned Syria for ”outrageous use of violence” against anti-government protesters, as US Senator John McCain visited Libya in a show of support for insurgents trying to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi.
Daraa’s top cleric Mufti Rizq Abdulrahman Abazeid announced his resignation on Al-Jazeera over the Friday massacre.
At least 13 mourners were shot dead on Saturday as Syrians swarmed the streets to bury scores of demonstrators killed in massive protests
Iran on Saturday rejected US President Barack Obama’s accusation that its ally Syria has sought Tehran’s help in the violent suppression of protests in the Arab country.
Syrian MP Nasser al-Hariri of Daraa announced his resignation from his post to al-Jazeera: “Since I cannot protect the sons of my city, I announce my resignation from parliament,” he said
Syrian security forces gunned down 90 protesters yesterday in what opposition groups have dubbed the “Good Friday Massacre”, as tens of thousands took to the streets calling for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad and his Baath Party regime.
At least five people are reported to have been killed in Syria at funerals for anti-government protesters who died a day earlier.
At least 88 people have been killed in protests on Good Friday, Syrian Human Rights sources reported.
Security forces opened fire on demonstrators during mass protests in Syria on Good Friday, AFP quoted witnesses and activists as saying that at least 38 protesters were killed so far today