At least 40 people killed Monday in Syria near Jordan border

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At least 40 Syrians were killed in fighting on Monday between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and insurgents in a town near the border with Jordan, local activists said, in the first case of major armed resistance to Assad in the region.

They said troops backed by armour killed 20 people — army defectors, insurgents and civilians — in an assault on Khirbet Ghazaleh in the Hauran Plain, and in fighting that ensued near the town. A similar number of troops were killed, they added.

The troops attacked Khirbet Ghazaleh, 20 km north of the border, on the main highway between Amman and Damascus, after army defectors attacked a security police bus at a highway intersection near the town, the activists said.

“Members of the (defectors’) brigade fought back when the army attacked and Bedouin from nearby villages also rushed to help Khirbet Ghazaleh,” said one of the activists, who gave his name as Abu Hussein.

The Hauran Plain, an area of flat farmland that also borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, was the first outlying area to erupt in street protests against Assad’s autocratic rule at the start of the uprising in March. Tanks and troops have been deployed across the region to crush the revolt since then.

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8 responses to “At least 40 people killed Monday in Syria near Jordan border”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Looks like the ‘crushing’ isn’t going well there. And now the Bedouin are into it too ???

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    Looks like the ‘crushing’ isn’t going well there. And now the Bedouin are into it too ???

  3. Bashar’s days are coming to an end much sooner then most of us would have thought. I personally, don’t think he will see 2012….no way this will go on for 7 more weeks, as it is literally getting much worse, not only by the day, but by the hour. Hopefully, Qatar or KSA will give a few Alawite Generals 10, 20, 30 million to put a bullet in Bashar, Maher, Assef, Walid, Bouthaina, Farouk, and let’s not forget our fxxking beloved King of Lebanon: Rustom…I want to see a picture of Rustom Ghazali with a bullet, between his fxxking eyes…..big one, right between the eyes….

  4. Bashar’s days are coming to an end much sooner then most of us would have thought. I personally, don’t think he will see 2012….no way this will go on for 7 more weeks, as it is literally getting much worse, not only by the day, but by the hour. Hopefully, Qatar or KSA will give a few Alawite Generals 10, 20, 30 million to put a bullet in Bashar, Maher, Assef, Walid, Bouthaina, Farouk, and let’s not forget our fxxking beloved King of Lebanon: Rustom…I want to see a picture of Rustom Ghazali with a bullet, between his fxxking eyes…..big one, right between the eyes….

  5. So the murdering continues while the spineless world watches. Just gotto love this

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    So the murdering continues while the spineless world watches. Just gotto love this

  7. Forgot no oil

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    Forgot no oil

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