AMMAN - Syrian police killed at least six
civilians early on Tuesday in an assault on the eastern Damascus
suburb of Erbin, residents said, as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's
forces intensify attacks on urban centers defying his rule.
"People marched after the nightly Ramadan prayers. Security
cars and pick-up trucks with machine-guns mounted on their beds
entered Erbin around midnight and assembled at the main
roundabout before branching out in the streets and firing at neighborhoods," a resident told Reuters by phone.
An activist in the suburb said: "Tens of people are wounded.
Six are dead, of whom three have been identified."