Over one-hundred civilian protesters were slaughtered on Friday in what appears to have been a turning point for government opponents, as they're quickly ramping-up their demands from simply increased freedom/rights to a complete overthrow and inglorious end to the vile Assad dynasty.
Shooting and house-to-house searches were reported as troops enforced a 24-hour curfew by shooting at anything that moves, some even fired holes in water-tanks atop homes to deprive the citizens of water. The southern border with Jordan was sealed, electricity/communications cut.
Thousands of troops backed by tanks rolled in as loudspeakers warned the locals in Deraa in the south of the country as well as Douma -a suburb of the capitol, Demascus- to stop all forms of protest... or face the consequences. Sadly, five bodies have already been spotted piled in a car in the outskirts of Deraa today...
But reportedly thousands are still pouring into the streets,
defiant... and army defections already rumored.