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Syria send tanks in against protesters


As more videos emerge apparently showing the violent crackdown on anti-government protests in Syria over the weekend, it is being reported some 500 pro-democracy sympathisers have been arrested across the country.

euronews cannot confirm the authenticity or exact location and date of images that have been appearing on the internet, but they are consistent with other footage from Friday, a day in which an estimated 100 protesters were killed.

Despite drawing international condemnation, President Bashar al-Assad appears determined to crush the uprising.

Yesterday troops and tanks poured into Deraa, the southern town where unrest began a month ago. And a human rights campaigner says soldiers have also entered suburbs in the capital, Damascus, firing weapons and making arrests.

The border crossings into Jordan at Deraa and Nassib have also been closed on the Syrian side. Jordan has expressed its hope they will reopen soon.

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