Syrian forces enter village near Turkish border, sources say
A Syrian refugee waves his nation's flag Saturday at a camp in Turkey.
June 18th, 2011
09:24 AM ET

Syrian forces enter village near Turkish border, sources say

Syrian security forces determined to quell a three-month uprising stormed the northern village of Badama, near the Turkish border, a witness and an activist said Saturday.

Units entered the village equipped with at least six tanks, 21 armed personnel carriers, 10 security buses and randomly fired at houses, the Syrian activist said, adding that security forces also closed the road to the village of Khirbet Aljooz.

Jameel Saib, an eyewitness near the Turkish border, told CNN people that displaced Syrians trying to enter Badama to get bread and supplies saw the Syrian forces close roads leading to the border.

If Badama is taken, Syrian refugees who want to escape the violence in their country will have no medicine or clean water, Saib said.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    How about some relevant American meat with these potatoes?
    Let Boeing build in right-to-work South Carolina. Here. Republicans are right.
    Unions hurt our economy.

    June 18, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    I've heard that Ellis from Panama is a low down, foul mouthed, worthless POS, filthy dirty MF. He eats sh!t and drinks elephant peeee.

    June 18, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua

    also, it was in Canada.

    June 18, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    When Ellis was in grammar school, during recess, he would go to the see saw and just vibrate up and down up and down.

    June 18, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Ellis loved lunch time. His mother would pack him a schitt and jelly sandwich and some orange donkey peeeee.

    June 18, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Sorry folks, none of these Tea Party posts that this foul-speaking troll posted under my name are mine. I guess that he wants to make me look like some kind of a fan of both Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. I don't mind him so much using my name as his using that foul language of his.

      June 18, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Inagadadavida

    Storm a village with tanks and randomly shoot as houses.
    Sure, Syria's gov't has the best interest of her citizens in mind.
    My ass!

    June 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    It's always in Canada. Asbestos. We were talking about asbestos, right Big Joe?

    June 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    What government wouldn't do it the Syrian way if it meant losing control. Really. There are very few examples of governments that haven't.

    June 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Inagadadavida

    I can't really see OUR gov't doing it...but, okay. Whatever you say.

    June 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. SMOOTH

    Our Government *IS* losing control with the Debt ceiling about to be raised. Ours is among the most seriously debt ridden countries and if we don't get a hold of it now it's bread and water for the Middle Class for a very long time.

    June 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Quite true SMOOTH, quite true. It's too bad that the right-wing thugs in Washington just keep on ignoring it and that will bring this nation to it's very knees!!!

      June 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Inagadadavida

    I truly doubt that our gov't is going to roll tanks through our village because of the debt ceiling being raised.
    Not the topic of the story, anyway, which is what we were commenting about.

    Well, most of us, anyway.

    June 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. SMOOTH

    this is from a "Reuters Article" tells it like it is.

    "You cannot afford to have a world economy where these important decisions are postponed, because you're really playing with fire," said Jose Vinals, director of the IMF's monetary and capital markets department.

    June 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jazzzzzzzz

    Ooops,I meant if you see something bad written in my name-not me. He he

    June 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Reader

    Hmmm, interesting post fake Jazz

    June 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Inagadadavida

    Good post, fake Jazzzzz. Thank you.

    June 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
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