Syria troops arrest thousands of demonstrators in country’s northwest

17.06.2011                      15.Siwan, 5771 

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Syria troops arrest thousands of demonstrators in country's northwest

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Syrian troops have reportedly arrested thousands of demonstrators in the north-western province of Idlib, pro-democracy activists said Thursday, following weeks of protests calling for the ouster of President Bashar Assad.
A Syrian activist who fled to Beirut told the German Press Agency DPA that between 6,000-7,000 "random arrests" were made in the past week alone….