As Syria’s deadly crackdown on anti-government protests continued on Tuesday, European governments urged President Bashar al-Assad to put an end to violence after armed troops and tanks were deployed in the city of Deraa.
France 24's Sami Halabi reports on Syria's deadly crackdown
“We send a strong call to Damascus authorities to stop the violent repression of what are peaceful demonstrations,” Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said at a joint news conference with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Rome.
Amnesty International, citing sources in Deraa, said at least 23 people were killed when tanks shelled Deraa on Monday in what it called “a brutal reaction to people’s demands”.
Date created : 2011-04-26