Syrian troops conduct deadly attack on mosque in Deraa
The assault on the mosque in the city’s Roman-era old town lasted 90 minutes, during which troops fired tank shells and heavy machine guns, said resident Abdullah Abazeid. Three helicopters participated in the operation, dropping paratroopers on top of the mosque itself, he said.
Also, security forces in Damascus kept dozens of women from marching on parliament to urge President Bashar Assad to end his crackdown on a 6-week-old uprising.
More members of Assad’s ruling Baath Party resigned in protest as human-rights activists said the death toll soared to 535 from government forces firing on demonstrators to try to suppress the popular revolt.
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This article cites a resident while the following article cites only the Chinese news agency,
Syrian army troops have taken a prominent mosque that had been controlled by residents in the besieged southern city of Deraa. The assault on the Omari mosque lasted 90 minutes, killing four people.
Troops fired tank shells and heavy machine guns. Three helicopters also took part in the operation, dropping para-troopers onto the mosque itself. The military raid on the mosque came a day after 65 people were killed – most of them in the town on Syria’s border with Jordan. Military reinforcements including 20 armored vehicles and four tanks poured into Derra early Saturday to crush protests against President Bashar Al-Assad.
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Note: (Source: cntv.cn) CNTV is the Communist Chinese news agency so one might want to take a report that is sourced directly from them with a grain or two of salt.
Syrian troops send more troops into restive city
An eyewitness says a convoy of armored vehicles and buses packed with troops are rolling into the besieged southern Syrian city of Daraa.
The eyewitness said that the vehicles arrived early Sunday, suggesting that the Syrian army is reinforcing its forces in Daraa. The city is the epicenter of weeks-old protests demanding reform and regime change in the country, ruled by authoritarian President Bashar Assad.
The eyewitness requested anonymity, fearing he’d be identified and targeted.
Is this anonymous individual impartial and reporting truth? We could easily employ our many spy surveillance satellites to see what was going on, but apparently real human rights disasters don’t count, only ones manufactured to oust leaders who do not surrender to the foreign banking cartel. However, there is sufficient evidence to support the contention that the revolution in Syria is manufactured as well and there very well might be distorted reports in an attempt to justify intervention. Sanctions have already been put into place, if Assad does not comply just as Qaddafi did, could we see yet another invasion? Probably. It is also looking more likely by the day that we will see an open ground invasion in Libya as well.