Monday, June 13, 2011

Syria, tanks come in Jisr al-Shughur Thousands of refugees to the border turkish

 - The Syrian army entered today in the town of Jisr al-Shughur in Idleb governorate in the north-west of the country, to "expel the armed groups" that would be present on site: the Syrian public television said. The entry of tanks into the city, near the border with Turkey at this time crossed by thousands of refugees, was preceded by heavy bombardments and attacks with firearms.

Jisr al-Shughur, has been described in recent days by local sources as a "ghost town" after the flight of thousands of residents to neighboring Turkey. "1300 victims of repression." The National Coordinating Committee, the main Syrian organization that organizes the protests, said that the bloody repression by the regime has so far caused the death of 1,300 civilians and ordered to President Bashar al-Assad to leave the power to transform Syria a democracy.

In a statement outlining their idea for a political solution, the Committee states that the power must be transmitted to the army and that is to be made within six months, a conference under international supervision to write a new constitution and "prevent Syria slides into chaos and ensure a peaceful transfer of power.

" Operations against "armed gangs". Had already been announced yesterday by state television, adding that the operations also extend to nearby villages, where, according to Damascus, lurking about 2,000 armed men. "Divisions of the army came in Jisr al-Shughur and have cleared the National Hospital by armed groups," says the TV, adding that "fighting violent elements opposed to the army and armed groups entrenched in the suburbs and downtown ", which is located near the border with Turkey.

Still according to the TV of regime in Damascus, "two gunmen were killed and a large number of them were arrested. Machine guns were seized." The broadcaster also said that soldiers entered the city "after defused bombs and dynamite with which armed groups had mined roads and bridges." According to the opposition, at least 40 people have died so far, but it is impossible to have deliberately allowed budgets in the absence of independent witnesses.

The official version of government for armed intervention in the city is disputed by residents: more than one hundred soldiers killed in recent days would have in fact been executed by the same Syrian authorities for refusing to fire on the population. Their bodies, mutilated, were found in mass graves as reported by the Syrian TV.

According to some sources, the troops entered the city today would be part of an elite unit commanded by the brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Maher. The advancing government troops led other residents to leave the city to reach the border with Turkey, have already gone through in recent days by at least four thousand people.

Now the number of refugees would arrive at least five thousand. Turkish side of the border have already set up two camps for refugees and returnees is rapidly third of people fleeing from Syria. The protest in the West. And the emergency situation is beginning to raise serious protests from Western governments.

Berlin and London with a call for UN resolution condemning the "clear" against the violent repression by the regime imposed on the movement of opposition. "The dangerous situation requires a clear and urgent response - said the German foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle, whose country holds a non-permanent seat on the Security Council." And our political and diplomatic efforts are directed to pass the draft resolution drawn up together with Portugal, France and Britain, as soon as possible.

"Similar reminder came today from London where the minister William Hague has asked the UN" a clear position which requires Syria to respond to pain legitimate , to release prisoners and to cooperate with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. " Making a comparison with Libya, Hague said that the case of Syria is different because the country has strong ties with Russia and there are connections with the government of Lebanon, the current Arab representative on the Security Council.

In addition, he said Hague, is the support of Iran, whose role, he added, "is an extraordinary example of hypocrisy in international affairs." Even Italy, with a note of Palazzo Chigi, has requested the cessation of violence and the immediate access to humanitarian workers. Last night the White House has intervened strongly against the Assad regime, accusing him of deliberately causing a "humanitarian crisis" on the border with Turkey and ordered him to allow aid workers free access to the Red Cross to help civilians trapped by the fighting.

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