Syrian forces fire on Damascus protests

21.02.2012                      28.Schwat. 5772

Syrien-Aufstand:

Syrian forces fire on Damascus protests

Red Cross seeks ceasefire to bring aid; protests spread to capital undermining Assad case; Assad prepares for referendum; West, Arabs plan for anti-Assad "Friends of Syria" meeting.

Syrian forces opened fire with live ammunition on demonstrators in Damascus overnight, wounding at least four, activists said early on Tuesday as unrest continued to spread in the capital.
Demonstrations and clashes with security forces have hit Damascus in the past week, undermining President Bashar Assad's argument that an 11-month uprising has been the work of saboteurs and limited mainly to the provinces….