32 Dead After Helicopter Gunships Fire on Protesters in Syria

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32 people were gunned down today when helicopters fired on the protesters.

Thousands of Syrians took to the streets today to protest the Assad regime.

The Jerusalem Post reported:

Syrian helicopter gunships fired machine guns to disperse a large pro-democracy protest in the town of Maarat al-Numaan on Friday, witnesses said, a dangerous escalation of force at the end of a day in which 32 civilians were reported killed by Assad’s forces across the country.

The gunship use was the first reported use of air power to quell protests in Syria’s uprising.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that helicopters fired at the town after security forces on the ground killed five protesters, but said no killings were reported in the assault by the helicopters.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that helicopters fired at the town after security forces on the ground killed five protesters, but said no killings were reported in the assault by the helicopters.

Also on Friday, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky confirmed a report by Kuwait news agency KUNA that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had been trying to call Assad on Thursday but was told that the president was “not available.”

He added that Ban had been trying to speak with Assad all week but was unable to get through to him.

AP reported at least 32 protesters shot dead at rallies after Friday prayers. Thousands of civilians have fled the violence into Turkey, fearing security forces’ revenge for incidents in which 120 troops were reported killed this week.

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