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August 17, 2011
Syrian troops continue to attack civilian areas across the northern port city of Latakia today, and reports are growing that the soccer stadium which they ordered civilians into earlier this week has become a makeshift prison camp.
According to one resident, the military has been bussing dissidents arrested across the city, including people detained at random, to the Sports City complex. What happens once they are inside is unclear.
The regime’s navy attacked the port this weekend, killing at least 31 people, and on Monday troops ordered everyone out of a key protest neighborhood, saying it was going to be destroyed and that they should all relocate to the stadium...
Talk of a possible military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities dominated the Israeli press on Friday, a day after Defence Minister Ehud Barak said the issue had become more "urgent."
A Russian joint naval flotilla has arrived in the Mediterranean after missing a planned visit to a Russian Black Sea port, a defense ministry source said on Monday.