Syrian president Bashar al Assad is Israel’s favorite dictator. He has so much support there as though he is the king of Israel.
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.”
Several Lebanese citizens who returned from Syria said on Saturday that “there is tight security” on the Lebanese Syrian border crossing of the Masnaa area, amid ongoing anti-regime protests in Syria.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad faced the deepest crisis of his 11 years in power on Saturday with one city at the heart of anti-government protests planning to bury its dead after a security forces’ crackdown.
Here are updates on the Syrian Revolution . The Syrian Revolution 2011 called on Facebook for a nationwide protest on Saturday March 26 .
Thousands of mourners in the village of Tafas, just north of the southern Syrian town of Daraa, burned the local Baath Party headquarters and a police station on Saturday during the funeral of a protester killed a day earlier, residents said.
AS RECENTLY as Thursday, few were willing to predict whether calls for protests in solidarity with the people of Deraa would spread across the rest of Syria. Security forces have killed at least 37 people in Deraa, a city at the heart of a farming region in the south, about an hour’s drive from the […]