AMMAN - Syrian tanks stormed the town of
Zabadani near the border with Lebanon on Monday after Ramadan
evening prayers, residents said, the latest military thrust to
prevent pro-democracy demonstrations from spreading during the
Muslim fasting month.
More than 20 tanks and armored personnel carriers entered
the resort town in the foothills of the Anti-Lebanon mountain
range after residents held a street demonstration in support of
the central city of Hama, witnesses said.
At least three protesters in Zabadani were injured by
machine-gun fire from the tanks, two witnesses said.