Syrian forces kill 1 during raid on eastern towns

Activists: Dozens arrested as 20 tanks enter Mayadeen, Alburhama; EU could threaten oil sanctions on Damascus as result of violence.

Syrian Tank 311 (photo credit: REUTERS)
Syrian Tank 311
(photo credit: REUTERS)
AMMAN - Syrian forces killed one person and arrested dozens in raids on an eastern tribal region on Wednesday as part of a crackdown on dissents which could lead to European Union oil sanctions on Damascus as early as next week.
A force of more than 20 tanks and other armored vehicles entered neighborhoods in the town of Mayadeen and nearby village of Alburhama before withdrawing, activists said.
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