Syrian Army enters tense port city

Last Updated: Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 16:19

Damascus: Activists and eyewitnesses say Syrian Army units have deployed in key areas of a seaside Mediterranean city rocked by protests and unrest.

They said that troops in Army vehicles entered Latakia at night following a day of violence and chaos in which protesters and the government accused each other of violence and incitement.

They spoke on Sunday on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal.

The government on Saturday accused armed groups of attacking people in the religiously mixed resort city, adding at least two people were killed by rooftop snipers.

Protesters accused government forces of opening fire on protesters.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 16:19
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