Security forces behind Syria killings - opposition
Syria: Two people have been killed and 41 others injured when armed
men attacked law enforcement personnel on duty in Syria’s northwestern
city of Latakia. Medical sources in the al-Ramel al-Janoubi neighborhood
of the city confirmed the casualties of the personnel on Sunday, Syria
news agency SANA reported. The armed gang used machine guns, grenades
and explosive devices, terrifying people and vandalizing the public and
private properties, the report added.
“We were in the neighborhood when the terrorists started shooting at
us. They were using arms and dynamite,” said one of the wounded
On Friday, armed gangs with snipers fired randomly in the Damascus
suburb of Douma, the Sakhour neighborhood in the northern province of
Aleppo, and the Areha neighborhood in the northern province of Idlib,
killing at least five people, including three members of the security
The opposition accuses security forces of being behind the killings.
But the Syrian government blames armed gangs for the violence, saying
that the unrest is being orchestrated from outside the country. The
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Turkey are apparently
planning to send large caches of weapons, including anti-tank and
anti-aircraft missiles, mortar bombs and heavy machine guns, to major
Syrian cities witnessing unrest, according to a report on debka.com.