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Originally posted by Recollector
reply to post by USAisdevil
Read more carefully what i posted.I said proportionate numbers of soldiers,tanks,planes.Not Russia vs Romania lol.
I really don't like to reply to something outside of the topic, but some people don't even bother to read before posting.
Syrian forces make mass arrests
Syrian security forces have made sweeping arrests, randomly detaining males above the age of 16 in a north-western province, it has been reported.Syrian President Bashar Assad has unleashed the military to crush a popular uprising against his authoritarian rule. Human rights activists say more than 1,400 Syrians have been killed since mid-March.
Human rights activist Mustafa Osso said the arrests were mainly concentrated in the Jisr al-Shughour area, the town of Maaret al-Numan and nearby villages, where the army has been massing troops for days. Mr Osso added that troops opened fire early on Thursday in the outskirts of Maaret al-Numan, a town of 100,000 on the road linking Damascus with Syria's second-largest city, Aleppo. No casualties were reported.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens of tanks, armoured personnel carriers and buses used to transport anti-terrorism forces were deploying around the town of Khan Sheikhon south of Maaret al-Numan. Residents were fleeing the town. Mr Osso said the number of people detained daily in the area is at least 300.
Nearly 9,000 people have sought refuge in Turkey, according to Turkish authorities.