Shelling and shooting - Syrian military faces off against opposition
Syrian mourners attend a funeral service for an anti-regime protester Saturday on the Syrian side of the Syria-Turkey border.
June 12th, 2011
11:52 AM ET

Shelling and shooting - Syrian military faces off against opposition

About 200 military vehicles stormed the Syrian town of Jisr al-Shugur on Sunday as helicopters armed with machine guns hovered, local activists said. Heavy shelling also fell in the northwestern town, said the Local Coordination Committees of Syria.

Syrian state television reported Sunday that military units have entered Jisr al-Shugur to "cleanse the national hospital from the elements of the armed gangs after disabling the explosives and the various TNT devices that these gangs planted on the bridges and roads." The state-run network reported that authorities in the town had found a mass grave containing members of security forces who were killed by "armed gangs."

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  1. Jazzzzzzzz

    Another revolt only shows how the Middle East is truly awakening to their Governments shady dealings that have been going on for decades. Knowledge is power, which sets you free.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. IndyGent

    I do not believe for one stinking moment that those killed and found in the mass grave were members of "security forces". I think they were the protesters dressed in the uniforms of the security forces...how hard would it be to kill the rebels and switch out their clothing?

    "Cleanse" the hospital, my ass. Kill any protester is what they're really saying.
    Yeah, I trust EVERYTHING the state-run TV network says. Sure.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      Yes exactly my thoughts as well. 🙂

      June 13, 2011 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    The world is a fridge and I am it's tube of chorizo.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?

      June 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. IndyGent

    The world is a loony bin and you are it's patient, cesar.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tiredofbsnews

    Why is it that one of the news leaders like CNN spend so much time and resources on Weinergate and other BS crap that is only a distraction to what is really going on in the world? What about the REAL issues like Chemtrails, HAARP weather manipulation, GMO foods and Monsanto, sweeping the BP oil disaster under the rug like Fukushima and the terrible radiation that is still a huge threat to human existence just to name a few of what we should REALLY be investigating and trying to get a handle on for the sake of humanity! CNN GET REAL!!!

    June 12, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      what they really need to investigate is my sleeping bag!!! i just lookked at the tag on the side and it says "stuffed with unknown contents of unknown origin"

      June 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jrod13206

    Don't you see the bilderbergs run the media so there not gonna tell you what they don't want you to know. We aren't going to step in and help the protesters in syria like we did so for in libya becuase syria has an actually army. And not only that they have some serious backing power. As much as a ww3 is inevitable were not gonna push it. Iraq and aphganistan were just tune-ups wait for the real fireworks to happen.

    June 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jrod13206

    And also illuminati wants to bring world population down by 80 percent. WW3 will be a nuclear war and I'm sure that will kill more people in the world then 80 percent. Then a nwo will be possible because every one that is alive will move to some remote countries and restart.

    June 12, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOB BARKER

      small pox is more effective to reduce the human population...

      REMEmber to save the planet and help control the human population, please spay on neuter to humans...

      June 12, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. who cares?

    I truly dont give a fuc what they do. .this country has enough going on without poking its nose in others business

    June 12, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Phillipa

    @Ruffie:
    Both. In a sugar cone.

    June 12, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Phillipa

    Illuminati. *Giggle*

    June 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. RUFFNUTT

    i didnt know they were going to make a "military face off"

    i liked the first "faceoff" i wonder if john travolta will be in it????

    June 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mimi

    Just say no to Nick Cage!

    June 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    Man! Are Syrian citizens really armed well enough to put up a real fight? Come on. Syria has a mighty military. Did these rebelious people have these weapons long before this all started, or did they recently aquire them? Why aren't we given the descriptions of what kinds of weapons they are using against the Syrian military?

    June 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banazi

    Concentrate all of the middle-east including and especially Israel. Dump them all on Austrailia. It's a tried and proven method that came from combining concentation camps with skallywags, and the general consensus that Austrailia has room.

    June 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy

    *Facepalm*

    June 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
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