PolicyWatch #1786 By Andrew J. Tabler March 24, 2011March 24 marked the sixth straight day of protests against Syria's Bashar al-Asad regime in and around the southern city of Deraa, where the regime crackdown thus far has claimed at least sixteen lives, with unconfirmed reports putting that number much higher. As the death toll mounts, the issue of the moment is whether the protests, unprecedented under Asad and the largest since those that sparked the Hama massacre of 1982, could spread to other parts of Syria on Friday, March 25, when dissidents are calling for a "Day of Rage.
The Syrian Interior Ministry has denied that a mass grave had been found near the southern city of Deraa, which the army entered last month to crush protests against President Bashar al-Assad. 'Reports of a mass grave in Deraa are c... Read Post
The Envoy - As the Syrian army moved tanks into the southern city of Deraa to put down protests, the White House sharpened its condemnation of the brutal Syrian government crackdown against anti-government protesters Monday, and sai... Read Post