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June 12, 2011 11:18 am

Syrian Refugees Pour Into Turkey

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Syrian refugees flee country. Photo: thirdage.com

Haaretz – Under the rattle of heavy gunfire and loud explosions, Syrian army troops and tanks moved into a restive northwestern city from two sides Sunday, extending the crackdown on a region that is historically hostile to the Damascus regime.

The Local Coordination Committees, which documents Syrian anti-government protests, said the town of Jisr al-Shughour was attacked from the southern and eastern sides by troops in about 200 vehicles, including tanks. It said blasts were heard as helicopters clattered overhead.

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