November 17th, 2011
08:36 AM ET

Syria engulfed by more violence Thursday

Security personnel killed at least eight people across Syria and explosions and gunfire rocked the suburbs of the capital Damascus, activists said on Thursday, another day of deadly street rage portending worldwide fears of wider violence.

This comes a day after the Free Syrian Army, the band of military defectors, said it attacked an air intelligence base in Harasta outside Damascus and planted "powerful explosions inside and around the compound that shook its foundations."

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said security forces embarked on raids in Harasta on Thursday, set up checkpoints and arrested dozens.

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  1. RUFFNUTT ( PEOPLE FOR FREE AIR ON MARS & MUNTANT RIGHTS ACTIVIST )

    mall secruity is bad here also.. the mall cops at oak park mall are terrible..

    November 17, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    This violence needs to stop. The U.S., Great Britain and France also need to quit financing these rebels. That way the rebels will talk to the Assad regime. We need to get the two sides together!

    November 17, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT

    Another stupid Tea Partier trying to be funny here with the above very lame and unfunny comment. Gee whiz, I only wish that these mindless Tea Partiers would just give the rest of us a break and quit boring the daylights out of us!!!

    November 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Keep looking at Syria.
    Look over there...no, not here.
    It's all about Syria.

    November 17, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Spoken like the true hateful Tea Partying moron that he is, this "HUmble Horace"!!! My, oh my!

    November 17, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    !!! = NOT JIF.

    November 17, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT ( PEOPLE FOR FREE AIR ON MARS & MUNTANT RIGHTS ACTIVIST )

    trolly..give it a rest.. you thug..

    November 17, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO

    Engulfed and embarked are two more good words.

    Assad's got to go. The real question is, how to do that most effectively and with the least bloodshed. I fear there is no clean easy way.

    November 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Spam-A-Lot

    Lol, BOMBO, I was thinking the same thing about the words...

    November 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Andreas Moser

    Death to the dictator!

    November 21, 2011 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |