Syria’s Assad gives Obama more bloodshed, including firing upon mourners at a funeral

Posted on May 24, 2011 by

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Last Thursday, President Obama told Syrian President Bashar Assad to “lead that [democratic] transition or get out of the way.” He has answered with continued bloodshed, including firing upon mourners at a funeral on Saturday. On Friday, the day after Obama’s speech, tens of thousands of Syrians poured into the streets to protest the Assad regime

The regime often searches hospitals for its opponents, so those injured are now forced to seek treatment in private homes and clinics. On May 16, four mass graves were discovered in Daraa with up to 40 bodies, including women and children. Videos showing the inhumanity of the regime are regularly posted on the Internet, including one showing a tank twice running over a wounded or dead protester. The regime is trying to stop the flow of refugees out of the country, as about 10,000 Syrians have fled to Lebanon. Crackdowns that include the severing of communications and sometimes electricity continue in several cities including Daraa, Homs, Deir al-Zour and suburbs and towns in Damascus like Saqba and Douma. Keep Reading…

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