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Monday, August 8, 2011

Syrian tanks storm Deir al-Zour

And another day of tank murders in Syria, maybe the U.N. will step in once again and scold al-ASSad.

The Daily Star
AMMAN: Syrian tanks stormed a city in the east of the country Sunday, crushing makeshift barricades, opening fire and seizing the central square, residents said, in a fresh crackdown that activists said killed dozens of civilians.

The assault on the provincial capital Deir al-Zour comes a week after tanks stormed the city of Hama, where activists say scores have been killed in an ongoing siege to crush five-months of protests against President Bashar Assad’s rule.

“Early this morning columns of army tanks and bulldozers, under cover of heavy rounds of gunfire, stormed into the western and northern entrances of the city and dismantled barricades set up by residents,” a Deir al-Zour resident said. “A dozen tanks are taking position in the main square in Jubaila market in the northern sector of Deir al-Zour,” the resident, who gave his name as Abu Bakr, said by telephone.

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