CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

No definite casulties reported on Syria clashes near Turkish border

03-23-2012 19:10 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

According to Syrian activists, government forces have fired machine guns and mortar rounds in fierce clashes with armed rebels in a town near the Turkish border. The latest clashes come as the EU prepares to impose a travel ban and asset freeze on the wife of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

Amateur videos released online, purportedly show shelling by government forces taking place in various cities. Activists say Assad’s forces were fighting rebels in the southern province of Daraa, on the outskirts of Damascus, and in the central city of Hama, where the army has been shelling a restive neighbourhood.

There is still no definite word on casualties in Thursday’s clashes.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program