Syrian Naval Gunboats Now Being Used Against The Rebellious Port City Of Lataika

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Sunday, August 14, 2011

Syrian Navy Joins Attack On Key Rebellious Port City -- New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — In yet another escalation of its crackdown on dissent, the Syrian government unleashed navy vessels, tanks and a mix of soldiers, security forces and paramilitary fighters against the port city of Latakia on Sunday, killing at least 25 people, including three children, activists and residents said.

The attacks in Latakia marked the third weekend in a row that the government has defied international condemnations in its campaign to stanch a remarkably resilient uprising, which began in March. The attacks have stoked fresh outrage, in part because they have come during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, traditionally a time of piety and festivity when observant Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.

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Update #1: Syria forces use naval power against Latakia -- L.A. Times

Update #2: Syrian gunboats join fresh attack against protesters -- Washington Post

Update #3: Opposition: At least 21 dead after Syrian naval forces shell port city -- CNN

My Comment: Protests against the Syrian government are now happening in almost all areas of the country ... including (now) the suburbs of Damascus.

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