Apr 27 - Amateur video footage shows a convoy of Syrian tank carriers transporting tanks on a highway near Damascus, possibly heading towards the southern city of Deraa. Nick Rowlands reports.
This amateur video footage, which cannot be independently verified, shows a convoy of Syrian army tank carriers transporting tanks on a highway near Damascus. A witness told Reuters at least 30 tank carriers were seen coming from the southwest of Damascus near the Golan Heights frontier with Israel. They were heading in a direction leading towards the southern city of Deraa, where President Bashar al-Assad sent forces to crush peaceful demonstrations against his autocratic rule. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday at least 453 civilians have been killed in nearly six weeks of pro-democracy protests in Syria. Nick Rowlands, Reuters.