Syrian residents on Monday fought back for the first time against
government troops in a two-month-old uprising against the rule of
President Bashar Assad, AP reported Tursday.
According to the report, residents used automatic rifles and
rocket-propelled grenades to fend off advancing troops, raising fears
that the uprising may turn into a "Libya-style" armed conflict.
Until Monay's battle, Syrian opposition groups have taken to the streets
unarmed, although authorities have claimed the fighting has been led by
Activists said that residents of Talbiseh and Rastan, in the central
Syrian province of Homs, decided to go on the offensive against Assad's
forces, in a clash that killed at least four civilians, AP reported.