Army troops and opposition clash in Syria

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Syrian troops backed by helicopter gunships on Friday (September 21st) clashed with opposition forces near the Hanano army barracks in Aleppo province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Elsewhere in the province, fighting broke out between troops and opposition forces near the Meng military airport, the monitoring group said.

North-west of Damascus, the Observatory reported a massive explosion believed to have been a car bomb. Heavy gunfire was heard afterwards but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

In Damascus, the official news agency SANA said the army found a mass grave containing the bodies of 25 people shot execution-style in the Qadam district.

Protesters also took to the street in Damascus, Deraa, Hama, Aleppo and Hasaka following Friday prayers, AFP reported.

Security forces fired on demonstrators in Hama, arresting a number of people, while demonstrators were wounded in Aleppo.

Overall, at least 11 people were killed in violence on Friday, including a civilian killed in shelling in Rastan, Homs province, the news agency said.

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    خالد محمد الكتبي

    2012-9-24

    What we can say under the authoritarian rule forced on the people of Syria who have suffered greatly and still undergoes suffering from the hands of the tyrant Bashaar and his aides? Since childhood, Bashaar was brought up into ruling and no one else should be the governor. Therefore, like other traitor leaders who have been forcibly deprived of their powers, he had become mad with power. There is no doubt that power turned Bashaar al-Assad into an unbalanced and mentally disturbed person. The Syrian people could not silence him so far and are still insisting to liberate their land and live in freedom and dignity. What is done by Bashaar will end inevitably by killing him or arresting him, or he might run away like a coward that cannot face his fate. Bashaar must be tried in an international trial and must be accused of murder.

  • عادل بخيت سلمان

    2012-9-24

    Bashaar al-Assad should not be called –Assad- (the lion), but should be called Bashaar the traitor and Bashaar the coward because an Assad has the quality of courage. However, what happened has proven that power has made him insane. He killed thousands upon thousands of citizens. He killed them to remain in power. Nevertheless, the chair will not last. If the power lasts, he would not have reached it. What is really happening is a crime against human beings. Bashaar al-Assad has been raised on the same style of his father of political repression and prison policy, arrests, and the least valuable thing to him is the human soul. The human Muslim soul that God told us about on the lips of His Messenger that it is greater than the demolition of the Kaaba!

  • عبدالله ابراهيم

    2012-9-24

    I am trying to hold back my tears as much as possible when I see what is happening in sister Syria regarding the torture, murder and the mutilations of the bodies of innocent citizens whose only fault is the desire to change the dictatorial regime which lasted for decades and their desire in freedom and democratic life, which is one of the most important human rights. Bashaar Assad committed crimes against humanity, which are chilling and shameful crimes. He is scared of the idea of the fall of his regime and his trial. He apprehends his precedents of the Arab country leaders who were deposed from power such as Muammar Gaddafi, who killed the people of Libya, and Hosni Mubarak, who is being tried now in Egypt with his family for their crimes against the Egyptian people, and others. Now remains the black point that stains the Arab dress which is Bashaar al-Assad in Syria.