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Tank attacks kill 11 in Syrian protest towns

05-30-2011 08:14 BJT Special Report:Unrest in Syria |

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Syrian government troops backed by tanks have attacked three central towns in an attempt to stop anti-government protests. Human rights activists say at least eleven people have been killed and scores of others wounded.

Sunday's military attacks targeted the towns of Rastan, Talbiseh and Teir Maaleh in the central province of Homs. Activists say authorities sealed off and isolated the towns by closing roads and cutting phone services.

A Talbiseh resident said in a telephone interview that soldiers are now all over the town, breaking into houses and arresting people.

Another witness in Rastan said the town's main clinic was full of wounded people and there was no way to get them to a hospital because of heavy tank fire.

Security forces in several other parts of the country also fired on crowds holding overnight demonstrations, causing casualties.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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