Show News June 10, 2011
Crackdown In Syria Described As Savagery

Another crackdown is unfolding in Syria today. Soldiers and dozens of tanks rolled into a town near the border with Turkey, targeting anti-government protesters.

The army says it is going after "armed gangs," that killed 120 security forces a few days ago. Opposition groups say the security forces were actually killed by soldiers, because they wouldn't fire on protesters.

In the past few days, more than 3000 Syrians have escaped into Turkey. Turkey's president has described the crackdown as "savagery". Syria's government has kicked foreign journalists out of the country, to try to keep the world from knowing what's really going on.

Human rights groups say the military has killed more than 1,300 people, most of them unarmed civilians. Now, there is talk things are going to get even worse and Syria could be headed for civil war.

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