Heavy gunfire heard in Syrian protest town

By REUTERS
May 15, 2011 17:52

AMMAN - Heavy gunfire was heard in the Syrian border town of Tel Kelakh on Sunday, residents said, and authorities in neighboring Lebanon tightened security after hundreds fled from Syrian troops deployed to crush protests.

The town, just a few km. from Lebanon's northern border, is the latest focus of an intensified crackdown by Syrian troops and tanks, sent to quell demonstrations against the rule of President Bashar Assad.


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