Friday, September 30, 2011

Unrest In Syria -- News Updates September 30, 2011

Defecting Syria Soldiers Join Ranks With Protesters -- Christian Science Monitor

Syria's uprising has taken a violent turn as soldiers have abandoned Bashar al-Assad's regime and joined antigovernment protesters.

A string of defections from the Syrian Army has given protesters armed forces of their own who clashed with government forces Friday in the town of Rastan, signaling the end of the protesters' insistence that the uprising remain totally unarmed.

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More News On The Unrest In Syria

Bloodshed shows no signs of ebbing in Syria -- CNN
Syria's stubborn rising enters danger zone -- Space War
Syrian troops battle hundreds of renegade soldiers -- CBS News/AP
Anti-Government Protests Swell in Syria -- Voice of America
Syrian troops battle hundreds of renegade soldiers -- Seattle PI/AP
Report: Deserters have killed 80 Syria military personnel -- Haaretz
As troops defect, Syria risks civil war -- Reuters
Syria slips towards civil war as sanctions bid fails -- Independent
Syrian toll mounts as US summons Damascus envoy -- AFP
Syria regime supporters pelt US ambassador with eggs, US condemns intimidation campaign -- Washington Post
Syrian crowd stones U.S. envoy's convoy -- Reuters
U.S. ambassador safe after Syria attack -- CNN
Syria tensions rise as mob turns on US ambassador -- Sydney Morning Herald
U.S. Ambassador to Syria Describes Attack on Convoy -- The Lede/New York Times
US reads 'riot act' to Syria over attack on envoy -- AP
UN Commission to Investigate Crimes in Syria -- Voice of America

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