Aug. 5 - Amatuer video purportedly shows protesters removing a body in the aftermath of shelling in Hama. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Amateur video out of Syria shows a person lying on the streets in Hama. The video, which could not be independently verified by Reuters shows people trying to recover the body amid the sound of gunfire. More footage purportedly shows military reinforcements headed towards Hama. Inside the city, video shows damaged buildings. More footage shows a hole in an apartment building purportedly hit by tank fire. At least 135 people have been killed in Hama since the military assault began Sunday. Residents fear that number may be higher. Nighttime footage out of Homs shows a demonstration from Thursday night. People run for cover after what appears to be a tear gas canister is thrown in the streets. Washington says that some 2,000 people have been killed in Syria since March when popular uprisings against President Bashar-al Assad began. Syrian authorities have expelled most independent media making it difficult to verify witness accounts and official statements. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.