As families across Syria mourned 20 protesters gunned down by security forces on Friday, activists said troops backed by tanks rumbled into Al-Najia village near Jisr al-Shughur, a town which the army seized on June 12 after repeated protests.
The operation came just days after the army moved into Khirbet al-Joz, another village near the border, and amid EU condemnation of Syria’s resort to “shocking violence” against peaceful dissent.
“The army backed by tanks and troop carriers entered Al-Najia as part of its deployment in the province of Idlib,” the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, told AFP in Nicosia.
Al-Najia lies on the road linking the northwestern city of Latakia to Jisr al-Shughur—home to 50,000 people, most of whom fled after the army seized the town, many fleeing across the border to Turkey.
On Friday, the state-run SANA news agency reported that the army had “completed” its deployment in and around Jisr al-Shughur and quoted a military official urging villagers who had fled their homes to return.
The authorities blame “terrorist armed groups” for the unrest that has gripped Syria since pro-democracy protests broke out in mid-March and says the military deployments are aimed at rooting them out.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday ordered a general amnesty in a bid to quell rising unrest, a day after offering a “national dialogue.”
But tens of thousands of Syrians calling for the regime’s ouster surged onto the streets on Friday in response to a call by the Facebook group Syrian Revolution 2011 — motor behind three months of anti-regime protests.
Friday’s protests were held under the slogan “Fall of legitimacy,” with a Facebook page message reading: “Bashar is no longer my president and his government no longer represents me.” Meanwhile, hundreds of Syrians, some of them with gunshot wounds, streamed into neighboring Lebanon on Saturday in search of a refuge from the increasing violence in their homeland, a Lebanese security official said.
The arrivals at the border began shortly after Syrian security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters across the country, killing 20 people.
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