Bloodshed in Syria Continues

Dozens of new clashes between security forces and defectors are reported in north-western Syria.

Hundreds of protesters are killed and many wounded only in two villages in the province of Idlib.

There are also claims of 70 soldiers’ deaths in heavy exchange of fire in Idlib.

2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria erupted in March. Protesters called for political reforms and reinstatement of civil rights, as well as an end to the state of emergency since 1963.

More than 5,000 people have been killed in the uprising in Syria, the United Nations human rights chief said.

Reporters also adds that Syria’s third largest city, Homs is presenting the view of a war hit area, with gun- battles occurring everyday between heavily armed security forces and lightly armed protesters.

Damascus explains it is fighting against armed terrorist gangs or militants who want to destabilize the country.

The uprising in Syria is a part of broader popular protest movement that led to the toppling of heads in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen.