‘Tanks firing’ in Syria protest city of Deraa

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Syrian soldiers and tanks have been firing in the city of Deraa, a centre of protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule, residents say.

They say soldiers have made arrests and fired to keep people indoors.

Opposition websites are showing footage purportedly of a soldier who says he deserted after being ordered to fire on unarmed protesters in Damascus.

Activists say nearly 600 people have died in the crackdown on protests, which began in mid-March.

At least 66 protesters were reported to have been killed, most of them in Deraa, on Friday.

Activists said another six were killed on Saturday when the army seized control of a mosque which had become a centre for anti-government protests in the city.

Deraa has been the focus of government action against the protesters for the last week. Water, electricity and phone lines to the city have been cut.

State television said security forces came under attack on Saturday by “armed terrorists” in Deraa and Homs, Syria’s third city.

President Assad’s government blames militants and “external forces” for the unrest, which it says have left nearly 80 security personnel dead.

Foreign journalists are not being allowed into the country, and the exact picture of what is happening remains unclear.

BBC

Update: Syrian revolution 2011 Facebook group reported that between 450 and 500 were arrested and the Syrian troops are forcing shop owners to reopen the shops to show that everything is back to normal

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19 responses to “‘Tanks firing’ in Syria protest city of Deraa”

  1. guss043 Avatar
    guss043

    It is Amazing really ,Syrian special forces history and might were all recorded against civilians in Hama in 1982 and Lebanon from 1975 until 2005 . This army and special forces never did an operation inside Israel not once since 1973, and 1973 except the shooting of many Israeli plane using Sam6 at that time ,Israel beated the crap out of them and there was a famous poster from an Isreali soldier smoking cigarette and leaning on a sign saying 90 km to Damascus . What kind of army is the Syrian army anyway,it seems they are mercecenaries who are capable to shoot unarmed people with tank shells, And let’s suppose that all the division doin the killing are Alawite,which it is kinfd impossible ,what Kind of sect this Alawite is that is capable to kill civilians , we are dealing with a monster army that if the revolution managed to win somehow (i dont believe at all they will , Syrian are good slaves since Roman time ,they never revolted, as the Roam said they never had better obedient slaves than the Syrians ) thsi army should disbanded and even samll ranking officers and soldiers should be put on trial.
    This is an army of thugs and wouhoush , I remember in 1978 after the incident between the Lebanese army and syrian arm in Fiyyadiye , the Syrian opened their organ of Stalin agaisn the Civilians in Ain El Roummaneh and Hadath for no reason, my neighberhood was shelled and there was no single militiamen . Wouhous Kesra and god knows who’s goign to stop them!!!!!!
    Syrian army definetly contaisn elements that they dont belong to the Human race !!!!

    1. Beiruti Avatar
      Beiruti

      It should be called “Zionist Republic of Syria”.

  2. guss043 Avatar
    guss043

    It is Amazing really ,Syrian special forces history and might were all recorded against civilians in Hama in 1982 and Lebanon from 1975 until 2005 . This army and special forces never did an operation inside Israel not once since 1973, and 1973 except the shooting of many Israeli plane using Sam6 at that time ,Israel beated the crap out of them and there was a famous poster from an Isreali soldier smoking cigarette and leaning on a sign saying 90 km to Damascus . What kind of army is the Syrian army anyway,it seems they are mercecenaries who are capable to shoot unarmed people with tank shells, And let’s suppose that all the division doin the killing are Alawite,which it is kinfd impossible ,what Kind of sect this Alawite is that is capable to kill civilians , we are dealing with a monster army that if the revolution managed to win somehow (i dont believe at all they will , Syrian are good slaves since Roman time ,they never revolted, as the Roam said they never had better obedient slaves than the Syrians ) thsi army should disbanded and even samll ranking officers and soldiers should be put on trial.
    This is an army of thugs and wouhoush , I remember in 1978 after the incident between the Lebanese army and syrian arm in Fiyyadiye , the Syrian opened their organ of Stalin agaisn the Civilians in Ain El Roummaneh and Hadath for no reason, my neighberhood was shelled and there was no single militiamen . Wouhous Kesra and god knows who’s goign to stop them!!!!!!
    Syrian army definetly contaisn elements that they dont belong to the Human race !!!!

    1. Beiruti Avatar
      Beiruti

      It should be called “Zionist Republic of Syria”.

  3. guss043 Avatar
    guss043

    It is Amazing really ,Syrian special forces history and might were all recorded against civilians in Hama in 1982 and Lebanon from 1975 until 2005 . This army and special forces never did an operation inside Israel not once since 1973, and 1973 except the shooting of many Israeli plane using Sam6 at that time ,Israel beated the crap out of them and there was a famous poster from an Isreali soldier smoking cigarette and leaning on a sign saying 90 km to Damascus . What kind of army is the Syrian army anyway,it seems they are mercecenaries who are capable to shoot unarmed people with tank shells, And let’s suppose that all the division doin the killing are Alawite,which it is kinfd impossible ,what Kind of sect this Alawite is that is capable to kill civilians , we are dealing with a monster army that if the revolution managed to win somehow (i dont believe at all they will , Syrian are good slaves since Roman time ,they never revolted, as the Roam said they never had better obedient slaves than the Syrians ) thsi army should disbanded and even samll ranking officers and soldiers should be put on trial.
    This is an army of thugs and wouhoush , I remember in 1978 after the incident between the Lebanese army and syrian arm in Fiyyadiye , the Syrian opened their organ of Stalin agaisn the Civilians in Ain El Roummaneh and Hadath for no reason, my neighberhood was shelled and there was no single militiamen . Wouhous Kesra and god knows who’s goign to stop them!!!!!!
    Syrian army definetly contaisn elements that they dont belong to the Human race !!!!

    1.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      It should be called “Zionist Republic of Syria”.

  4. marroush Avatar
    marroush

    Syria is a perfect example of what is wrong with the Arab world….I was about to write Arab League but that organizati¬on is so dysfunctional it barely deserves mention. Syria has one of the oldest cultures on Earth yet is now an economic basket case, producing nothing the world wants. All its economic and political problems are blamed on USA, Lebanon, Europe, Al Ekhwan Muslimoun, Imaginary terrorists, Zionism who are all conspiring against Bashar. What will doom the Assad regime is the same demographic reality that has caused such unrest….too many young people with no hope for any meaningful life. Tiny South Korea has a GDP equal to that of the entire Arab League…all 22 countries.It is Pathetic

  5. marroush Avatar
    marroush

    Syria is a perfect example of what is wrong with the Arab world….I was about to write Arab League but that organizati¬on is so dysfunctional it barely deserves mention. Syria has one of the oldest cultures on Earth yet is now an economic basket case, producing nothing the world wants. All its economic and political problems are blamed on USA, Lebanon, Europe, Al Ekhwan Muslimoun, Imaginary terrorists, Zionism who are all conspiring against Bashar. What will doom the Assad regime is the same demographic reality that has caused such unrest….too many young people with no hope for any meaningful life. Tiny South Korea has a GDP equal to that of the entire Arab League…all 22 countries.It is Pathetic

  6.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    Syria is a perfect example of what is wrong with the Arab world….I was about to write Arab League but that organizati¬on is so dysfunctional it barely deserves mention. Syria has one of the oldest cultures on Earth yet is now an economic basket case, producing nothing the world wants. All its economic and political problems are blamed on USA, Lebanon, Europe, Al Ekhwan Muslimoun, Imaginary terrorists, Zionism who are all conspiring against Bashar. What will doom the Assad regime is the same demographic reality that has caused such unrest….too many young people with no hope for any meaningful life. Tiny South Korea has a GDP equal to that of the entire Arab League…all 22 countries.It is Pathetic

  7. marroush Avatar
    marroush

    Possible Scenarios for Syria’s Future
    A. Preservation of the Syrian State under New Leadership
    B. Regime Split
    C. The Collapse of the State
    and of course using hozballah
    to Heat Up the Border with Lebanon, Jordan or Israel

  8.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    Possible Scenarios for Syria’s Future
    A. Preservation of the Syrian State under New Leadership
    B. Regime Split
    C. The Collapse of the State
    and of course using hozballah
    to Heat Up the Border with Lebanon, Jordan or Israel

  9. Amine123 Avatar
    Amine123

    Is this why Syria bought tanks and cannons for, to kill their people and not to defend them? Is this why HA arming themselves too, to take over Lebanon???? These murderers and mobsters must be extracted from their holes and hanged

  10. Amine123 Avatar
    Amine123

    Is this why Syria bought tanks and cannons for, to kill their people and not to defend them? Is this why HA arming themselves too, to take over Lebanon???? These murderers and mobsters must be extracted from their holes and hanged

  11.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    Is this why Syria bought tanks and cannons for, to kill their people and not to defend them? Is this why HA arming themselves too, to take over Lebanon???? These murderers and mobsters must be extracted from their holes and hanged

  12. george_shalhoub Avatar
    george_shalhoub

    The Syrian leadership along with Iranian and Hezbollah backed support are behaving like Nazis in shelling the Syrian protesters as if the protesters having tanks and jet fighters. hezbollah your days will be numbered with the Sunnis of Lebanon and Syria and all of the middle east. Once the persian empire will fall soon to the green movement and Assad thugs in Syria. You will have no friends and we will not have mercy on you. Syria will fall to the peace movement and Allah will prevail. Down with Assad Family, down with Hezbollah and down with Iran. Iran is the anti-islam and khameini is the devil and the messiah of the shiites. You will die like dogs soon inshallah.

  13.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    The Syrian leadership along with Iranian and Hezbollah backed support are behaving like Nazis in shelling the Syrian protesters as if the protesters having tanks and jet fighters. hezbollah your days will be numbered with the Sunnis of Lebanon and Syria and all of the middle east. Once the persian empire will fall soon to the green movement and Assad thugs in Syria. You will have no friends and we will not have mercy on you. Syria will fall to the peace movement and Allah will prevail. Down with Assad Family, down with Hezbollah and down with Iran. Iran is the anti-islam and khameini is the devil and the messiah of the shiites. You will die like dogs soon inshallah.

  14. Fauzia45 Avatar
    Fauzia45

    All those who belong to this regime seem to deny everything that is happening ?Why don t they allow independent and foreign journalists?How will people know what is really happening when they are not allowed to do so?If there are terrorist groups,militant groups and external forces,why don t they arrest them instead of arresting political activists ?Why do they fire at protesters and kill them?Why do they cut off water and electricity !Why are their own people fleeing?All this is not happening according to them!This is just incredible !!

  15.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    All those who belong to this regime seem to deny everything that is happening ?Why don t they allow independent and foreign journalists?How will people know what is really happening when they are not allowed to do so?If there are terrorist groups,militant groups and external forces,why don t they arrest them instead of arresting political activists ?Why do they fire at protesters and kill them?Why do they cut off water and electricity !Why are their own people fleeing?All this is not happening according to them!This is just incredible !!

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