Security forces opened fire as the protesters staged the largest ever protest against the President Bashar al-Assad in Syria culminating into the killing of at least 32 people. This protest is claimed to be larger and much bigger than anything seen before in the Syrian streets till date.
The main focus centers of the protests and skirmishes are the cities of Hama and Deir al-Zour. Mainly these two towns have been subjected to attacks by the government troops seeking to restore peace and tranquility but it seems that all these efforts from the government side are emerging as useless.
23 people were reported to be killed in the shootings in Damascus, along with three in the northern province of Idlib and four people in southern Syria near the Jordanian border.
A statement of the opposing groups said we will draw up a road map that will bring the country out of despotism towards democracy, and define the mechanism to overthrow the regime, which is sought by the Syrian street.
Protests have been going on in Syria since the start of the uprising in March this year. The US secretary-o-state Hillary Clinton has reaffirmed a shift in US policy and stated that in their view Mr. Assad had lost legitimacy in the eyes of his own people.
REPORT BY BIKRAM SINGH RANA