The price of protests across Syria continues to rise. The latest number of dead is reported to be at least 19. Its understood they were shot dead when Syrian forces fired on demonstrators.
Following protests on Friday believed to be the biggest since unrest over President Bashar al-Assad’s rule began witnesses claim Syrian tanks have stormed a town close to the border with Turkey.
Residents of Bdama which lies just two kilometres from the border say troops loyal to the president arrested 70 people.
A local lawyer says he counted nine tanks and 20 armoured vehicles. He says he saw gunmen set houses on fire.
In Turkey the government is building more camps as the flood of refugees continue to pour across the border. Officials put the current figure of people seeking refuge in the region of 10,000 and believe as many as that are sheltering just inside Syria.
And the politics continue, France and German have agreed to lobby for stronger sanctions against Syria for what they call the, “unacceptable actions and repressions of protesters.”