Syrian navy shells Latakia to crush protests, 4 killed

14.08.2011                      14.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Syrian navy shells Latakia to crush protests, 4 killed

Military assault on port city continues for second straight day as Assad employs gunships and tanks to quell dissent.

Syrian navy ships shelled two densely populated residential districts in the country's main Mediterranean port city Latakia on Sunday, residents and rights campaigners said, in the second day of a military assault to crush protests.
"I can see the silhouettes of two grey vessels. They are firing their guns and the impact is landing on al-Raml al-Filistini and al-Shaab neighborhoods," one witness told Reuters by phone from Latakia, where tanks and armored vehicles deployed three months ago to crush dissent against President Bashar Assad….