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June 11, 2011 9:48 pm

Again, Protesters Fire at Syrian Troops, Kill 120

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Yahoo News – As reported last week, it seems that Syrian protesters have changed strategy, from peaceful demonstrations to an armed resistance.

Armed men killed 120 Syrian security forces and torched government buildings Monday in the northern region where troops had unleashed deadly assaults on protesters for days, Syria said. The government vowed to respond “decisively,” hinting at an even more brutal crackdown by a regime known for ruthlessly crushing dissent.

If confirmed, the attack in the north would be a turning point in what so far has largely been a peaceful uprising threatening the 40-year rule of President Bashar Assad and his family.

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