Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Syria Storms City of Rastan / Activists Hack Government Websites

Syrian forces backed by tanks and helicopters stormed a strategic town on Tuesday after fighting with army defectors, in a major operation to subdue pro-democracy protests in the center of the country, residents said.

Related: Source: Syria plans on shooting 5,000 missiles per hour into Israel if attacked by NATO

Tens of tanks and armored vehicles entered Rastan, a town of 40,000 on the highway to Turkey near the city of Homs, after pounding it overnight with heavy machineguns from tanks and attack helicopters following a two-day siege, they said.

The region, together with the province of Idlib on the border with Turkey to the northwest, has emerged as a center of an armed resistance to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad after six months of street protests

Watch: Activists Hack Into Syrian Government Sites:

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