May 3rd, 2012
03:49 AM ET

Activists: Syrian troops storm university, arrest hundreds

Syrian forces raided a university Thursday, the opposition said, the latest sign of continuing attacks despite a truce implemented three weeks ago and the presence of United Nations monitors in the country.

The troops targeted anti-government protesters in Aleppo University, killing four and injuring 28, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

About 200 students were arrested, the opposition group said.

Soldiers also fired at the hospital where the wounded were taken, leading to more casualties, said Mohammad Hareitan, 25, a student at the university. It was unclear how many more people were wounded in those attacks.

CNN cannot independently verify reports of violence and deaths within Syria because the government.


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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    CNN: CNN cannot independently verify reports of violence and deaths within Syria because the government.

    J.F.: O.K. .....because the government what? Cmon' Wolf Blitzer help us out.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Wolf Blitzer : has restricted news correspondents in the country. ( that's the finish to the statement )

      May 3, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. Wacogo's One World

    This act of aggression towards innocent people is Heavenly un forgiveable. Is POWER this sweet to Warrant the Death of your fellow countryman/woman?.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Welcome one and all, what a lovely Place you got there, too bad they dont have oil, we might actually act like we give a shi.t

    May 3, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse | Reply

    No more aide forn you, that should be a given, but alas, we give our tax dollars freely, in egypt,more than their own GDP, and for what, i was under the assumption we were broke. nice

    May 3, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. .Citizen

    A former hot topic, now no one gives a ...

    May 5, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse | Reply

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