Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Syria: 2,500 Arrested in Crackdown

Syria arrested at least 500 pro-democracy sympathizers Monday—the same day in which tanks killed at least 23 people in the city of Daraa. At least two more people were killed in the Damascus suburb of Douma. The White House denounced on Monday the "brutal violence" and said it was considering sanctions. The State Department, meanwhile, has recommended that all U.S. citizens leave Syria.

Read it at Reuters

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