Monday, April 25, 2011
Syrian deaths soar as tanks, snipers, commandos mow down civilians
Bashar Assad has launched all-out war on his people. Tanks firing artillery, APCs, infantry units, commandos and snipers were deployed for the first time at daybreak Monday, April 25 in cities across Syria for the most brutal assault on any Arab anti-government protest in the four-month uprising.
In the first few hours, hundreds are estimated to have been massacred (over and above the 350 shot dead in the last three days) and thousands injured. Denied medical attention, they are left in the streets to die.
debkafile's military sources report that protest centers in cities with populations of 2-3 million have been stormed by Syrian troops backed by tanks firing automatic 120-mm guns at random, commandos dropped by helicopter and snipers.