Syria: Soldiers kill, arrest 'armed terrorist groups'
A Syrian boy stands near the entrance to a tent Saturday at a refugee camp in Hatay, Turkey.
June 11th, 2011
07:56 AM ET

Syria: Soldiers kill, arrest 'armed terrorist groups'

Syrian soldiers working to retake a rebellious northern town killed, wounded and arrested members of "armed terrorist groups" operating in the region, state media reported Saturday.

This development unfolded as Syrian troops on Friday afternoon came to the entrances of the city, Jisr Al-Shugur, in an operation "to restore security and tranquility to the area which was being terrorized by armed terrorist groups," the Syrian Arab News Agency reported.

This military offensive took place amid anti-government protests raging across Syria for nearly three months, outpourings that have led to violent security crackdowns on demonstrators.

Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime has consistently blamed what it calls armed gangs for the bloodshed over the last three months. But activists and protesters say security forces have caused the violence.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    why do they arrest dead people?

    "Syria: Soldiers kill, arrest 'armed terrorist groups'"

    kill then arrest? are they afraid of zombies?

    June 11, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Excellent point, RUFFNUTT. The truth is, I'm always fearful when I know that zombies are in the house.
    Your comment at 8:32 AM was the only post when I began to write this. Might that indicate that we have not been given enough detailed information about the situation in Syria to form strong opinions?

    June 11, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. Syrian ZOMBIE soldier

    BRAINS.. BRAINS... MUST HAVE BRAINS...

    June 11, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      WHY DO YOU EAT BRAINS???

      June 11, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Syrian ZOMBIE soldier

      the pain...

      June 11, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      PAIN? what pain?

      June 11, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Syrian ZOMBIE soldier

      the pain of being dead!!!! ahhhhrghhh.... need brains...

      June 11, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz

    Joey, whats your favorite FABLE. I'm in the mood for one.

    June 11, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Jazzzzzzzz:
    They keep censoring me.
    Emperor's clothes.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      your too smart for them Joey... keep tryin. sorry I've been busy but will catch you later and thanks for the idea i'll look it up. 🙂

      June 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    No–maybe a new favorite fable for me is the Drowning of Caylee Anthony.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. rick

    This is an ARAB problem for ARABS to solve. Sorry, white western man needs a break from all your conflicts, thanks.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    @JIF:

    Love your newest favorite fable.
    And it *is* a fable!

    @Ruffie:

    Don't they have to cut their heads off to avoid Zombie Fever? Or is that Vampire Fever?

    June 11, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raquel

      The growing Iranian-Syrian power is a boaolln power, meaning it can easily burst. However militarily strong they become they will never be allowed to take control of any Arabian Gulf nation (yes Arabs actually live on both sides of the Gulf and westerners arriving to that coast via Persia named it mistakingly Persian, the Turks didn't, the locals never did), nor will they be allowed to topple Israel. The maximum impact this emerging power can have is small scale wars in Gaza and South Lebanon. The latter has increasingly become a more difficult place to operate from on a small scale though and might have just become another Golan Heights type of border- i.e. calm.The same applies to Israel which however strong it might become militarily, the impact of that power has reached its diminishing returns scale. The real most rationale solution is for everyone to engage in a constructive win-win negotiations which permit all peoples in the region live in dignity, fairness, and equality. This means, a confederation between Israel and Palestine with free mobility of people, Golan back to Syria, and Hizbolla's arms surrendered to Lebanese government.

      March 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Riff*Raff

    Last week they were called armed thugs. This week they're armed terrorists. Didnt a Syrian commenter last week say the victims were actually military that refuse to kill unarmed civilians and they are now being killed for disloyalty? We'll probably never know the real story. Just like the Libyan "rebels". Peace to all. Thankful everyday that I was born in the US.

    June 11, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jazzzzzzzz

    Brains. Brains. I need brains. He he.

    June 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jazzzzzzzz

    I just drank a green poop shake. Truly delicious. I just love green poop.

    June 11, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kanu

    ARABS are always choking us with their problems !!!!

    June 11, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. leeintulsa

    It's funny. After decades of supporting terrorism, they say they're having trouble with terrorists..

    June 12, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |