Tanks and warships lead assault against protesters in Latakia
At least 21 people were killed after Syrian military opened fire on residents in the Mediterranean port city of Latakia, activists said Sunday.
According to the reports warships and tanks joined the assault, which also saw dozens of others wounded several of them critically.
The London-based Syrian Observatory said they were receiving reports of explosions in several districts, adding that the main target was the Ramleh district.
On Saturday, the military killed at least two people and wounded 15 others in the Ramleh area of southern Latakia, a nerve centre of anti-regime protests, according to the group.
Large numbers of residents, especially women and children have fled Ramleh, the scene of mass protests calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the Observatory said.
It also said landline telephones and Internet connections with the eastern Mediterranean port city were cut.