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Armed men killed 120 Syrian security forces and torched government buildings Monday in a northern region where troops have unleashed deadly assaults on protesters for days, Syria said. The government vowed to respond "decisively," hinting at an even more brutal crackdown by a regime known for ruthlessly crushing dissent. If confirmed, the attack in the north would be a turning point in what so far has largely been a peaceful uprising threatening the 40-year rule of President Bashar Assad and his family.
Abu Nader, a resident of Jisr al-Shughour, denied the government reports: "We don't have any kind of weapons. The soldiers were coming our way, then they were shot in the back by some Syrian security elements. All of the dead were shot in the back or in the back of their heads," he told BBC Arabic.
Another resident told the Reuters agency that the security forces were in fact killed by gunmen from Jisr al-Shughour: "Some people in some areas have taken up arms. The situation is grave, what is happening is an armed rebellion. I oppose violence from whatever side it comes from."
Originally posted by gravitational
Sorry my friend. You should have somehow included how Israel is involved in this.
Arabs killing Arabs has never been a favorite topic in this particular forum.
Originally posted by projectvxn
reply to post by IsraeliGuy
How much of an over estimation can it be when the only practice fighting the Syrian army has had lately is fighting those who don't shoot back?
Originally posted by boondock-saint
wow, not saying this article is true or not
but I have a hard time believing 120
military personnel died from
just unarmed protestors.
There has to be a mutiny in
I also wonder if that video that went viral
of those security forces murdering those
guys on the roof had any impact on this
I smell Martial Law coming.