continued between the army and dissidents Monday in Syria, mainly in Idlib and
its suburbs and Homs and its suburbs, killing many from both sides.
reported on Monday that an explosive device was detonated on a railway west of
Talkalakh, disrupting its activities. Other facilities in Kossayr were
vandalized, the state-run agency added.
Furthermore, dozens of Syrian army deserters were shot dead on Monday as they tried to flee their base and defect to join the nine-month revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The British-based group, citing witnesses who survived the attack, said Syrian forces attacked the defectors with machinegun fire. One of the survivors said some 60 to 70 deserters were killed.
gathered at Sabaa Bahrat Square in Damascus in support of the independent
national decision, Assad’s comprehensive reform program and in rejection of
foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs, SANA reported.
crowds, big Russian, Chinese and Iranian flags were held high on one of the
buildings, and some participants brandished Hezbollah flags.