Residents: Syrian forces storm town near border

By REUTERS
June 12, 2011 02:23

 
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AMMAN - Syrian tanks stormed a border town overnight, residents said on Sunday, in the latest assault to crush a three-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad that has driven thousands of refugees into Turkey.

"Tanks came from the south after shelling randomly and sending volleys of machinegun fire all over the town. People are still fleeing from the north," a resident of Jisr al-Shughour, a strategic town set in hills on the road between Syria's second city Aleppo and the main port of Latakia, said.

Witnesses said loyalist forces commanded by Assad's feared brother Maher deployed near Jisr al-Shughour this week.

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