unrest spreads to Syria

In the Syrian city of Deraa crowds have set fire to a building housing the local headquarters of the ruling Baath party. They also torched the main courts complex and two phone company branches, one of them, “Syriatel” is owned by President Bashar al-Assad’s cousin.

The protests have left four people dead and dozens more have been arrested.

President Assad is facing the biggest challenge to his rule since he succeeded his father as leader 11 years ago.

via Syria’s Assad faces major challenge as unrest grows | euronews, world news.


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