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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Syrian Troops Reportedly Head To Restive North

This amateur video made available by SHAAM News Network and filmed from inside a car purports to show a convoy of Syrian military vehicles driving towards the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour, Syria, Wednesday. (AP)

This amateur video made available by SHAAM News Network and filmed from inside a car purports to show a convoy of Syrian military vehicles driving towards the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour, Syria, Wednesday. (AP)

Here & Now Guest:

  • Sally Nabil, a reporter for the BBC’s Arabic Service


About 1,000 Syrians fleeing violence crossed into Turkey overnight, raising the total number of refugees in the country to 1,600.

In northern Syria, large convoys of Syrian tanks and elite troops were reportedly heading to a restive area near the border, raising the prospect of more bloodshed in a nationwide crackdown on the pro-democracy revolt against the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad.


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