Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Syria - Attacks on offices of Syriatel, the down side of being the cousin of the President

[bbc] Syrian forces have fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters in the southern city of Deraa, reports say.

At least 61 people have died in 10 days of protests in Deraa, amid a wave of unrest that has shaken the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Meanwhile, troops are out in force in the northern city of Latakia, after 12 people died in clashes this weekend.

An Associated Press photographer said two police cars had been smashed in the main Sheikh Daher square. The offices of SyriaTel, the mobile phone company owned in large part by a cousin of President Assad, had been burned, he said.

Syria protests: Tear gas in Deraa as army takes Latakia

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