Syria use warships to shoot protesters

Syrian ships of war joined the army ground assault intended to target protesters at the port of Latakia, Syrian activists say, reports BBC picked up on Tuesday.

Warships fired Sunday on neighborhoods of Latakia, at least six people were killed, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an organization based in London.

Syrian national television but denied that they would shoot at sea.

Latakia Syrian military assault on the city began on Saturday, targeting especially the Ramleh considered protesters feud. 20 tanks and armored transportation vehicles took part in the assault and at Ramleh were heard heavy artillery attacks.

Activists say that at least two people were killed and 15 wounded in attacks Saturday. Many people leave the city where telephone links and interent connection was cut.

Thousands of people came out Friday in Latakia on the streets to demonstrate against the government.

Syrian Observatory also claims that many soldiers were deployed today in neighborhoods of the capital Damascus Saqba and Hamriya, where you hear shootings weapons.

Syria does not appear deterred in its efforts to suppress protests by intensifying diplomatic pressure on him. U.S. imposed sanctions on Damascus and warned it could be strengthened, asking the international community to follow exemplul.american.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait have recalled ambassadors and the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, said that the methods used by Syrian security forces are “unacceptable.”

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reiterated promises of political reform, but continued to argue that “terrorist groups” are to blame for the protests.

A doctor of Hama told the BBC that the medical services were severely affected by recent government attacks. He said the two hospitals were closed and another was the target of a raid by soldiers, after which many employees were injured.


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