AMMAN - Hundreds of Syrian soldiers in combat gear stormed the Damascus suburb of Saqba overnight, broke into houses and made arrests, a resident said on Thursday.
"They cut off communications before they came in. There is no resistance. The demonstrations in Saqba have been peaceful. Scores of people have been arrested," the resident, who did not want to be identified, told Reuters. Thousands of people marched in a demonstration in Saqba last Friday demanding the removal of President Bashar Assad.