Syrian security forces raided the coastal town of Baida on Tuesday, witnesses say, in the latest attempt to stem the growing unrest that has challenged the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.
REUTERS - Syrian security forces stormed a town near the city of Banias on Tuesday, activists said, in a further move to quell unrest that has spread across the country, challenging the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.
Despite security crackdown, Syria struggles to get a grip on rampant protests
The activists said Syrian secret police and soldiers had surrounded the town of Baida, 10 km (six miles) south of Banias, which security forces had sealed off on Sunday after pro-democracy protests and an attack by irregular forces loyal to Assad on people guarding a Sunni mosque.
Date created : 2011-04-12