Syrians mark bleak Ramadan after 80 killed in Hama

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  1. ALBY

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    Syrians began the Muslim Ramadan fast in somber mood on Monday after troops stormed into Hama, scene of a 1982 massacre, in one of the bloodiest days of a five-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

    Rights activists said 80 civilians were killed in Sunday's tank-backed assault on the central Syrian city where Assad's father crushed an armed Muslim Brotherhood revolt 29 years ago by razing neighbourhoods and killing many thousands of people.

    Security forces had besieged the Sunni Muslim city of 700,000 for nearly a month before Sunday's crackdown on the eve of Ramadan, a holy month when Muslims fast in daylight hours.

    Many people flock to mosque prayers at night, occasions which may provide opportunities for protests to multiply across Syria.

    The Syrian state news agency said the military entered Hama to purge armed groups that were terrorising citizens, an account dismissed as "nonsense" by a U.S. diplomat in Damascus.
    Syrians mark bleak Ramadan after 80 killed in Hama - Indian Express
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Wonder what happened to all that Ummah bruhaa that Pakistanis always scream about...
     
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    Energon DFI stars Stars and Ambassadors

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    What does Pakistan have to do with this?:confused:
     
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    I wonder why freedom and democracy loving nato are ignoring syria ???

    bloody hypocrites.
     
  6. S.A.T.A

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    The crisis brewing among the revolutionary factions,esp with the Islamist,has made western world rethink on its principled support to the peoples movement.With Turkey already under Islamist,and increasing likelihood of Egypt coming under their sway,Islamist sweep across West Asia will completely change the political dynamics for the western world,something was absent during the early days of the revolution.Western diplomats will be fervently praying Assad sees through the crisis.
     

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