Syrian security forces killed four people in the Mediterranean city of Banias Sunday, when pro-democracy protestors were met with a brutal crackdown, according to eye-witnesses.
AP - Syrian security forces and pro-government gunmen killed four protesters Sunday in the port city of Banias after the army sealed off the city as hundreds of protesters gathered, undaunted by the regime’s use of deadly force to quell more than three weeks of unrest, witnesses said. State TV reported that nine soldiers were killed in an ambush near the city.
Details were sketchy because telephone lines, Internet access and electricity apparently were cut to most parts of the city. Army tanks and soldiers circled the city, preventing people from entering.
Date created : 2011-04-11