Saturday, June 11, 2011

Syria, helicopters opened fire on a crowd Damascus referred to the UN nuclear plan

Syria is another Friday in protests and clashes. Today, five helicopters opened fire on a crowd gathered to demonstrate. At least twenty-eight civilians were killed today in various parts of the country according to eyewitness accounts released by the monitoring site Rassd and pan-Arab television Al Arabiya and Al Jazeera.

Two people have died in Busra al-Hariri, a village in the south, where the army fired to disperse a protest against the regime of Bashar Assad. Eyewitnesses also report that Qabun, suburb of Damascus, one dead and an unknown number of casualties were caused by shots fired by security forces.

According to state television in the morning the army began to move on the town of Jisr al-Shughour, 45 000 inhabitants in the north west of the country, about twenty kilometers from the border with Turkey. The announcement immediately led to the displacement of hundreds of people to the turkish border, yesterday already gone through almost two thousand people, according to news agencies have told international authorities in Ankara.

Turkish side of the border, was drawn up a tent city run by the Turkish Red Crescent, and ambulances are ready to intervene to help the wounded. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Thursday at a press conference in Ankara, said that his country would not have closed their doors to refugees and called on the government in Damascus to behave "tolerant" toward the demonstrators who now beginning of March are protesting against the regime.

Erdogan also condemned the "atrocities" committed in Syria and called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to "make a convincing transition reforms effectively." Turkey has so distanced itself from Syria, stressing the international isolation of Damascus, who now have to rely on the support (very satisfactory) of the Tehran government.

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