Syrian troops fire on protestors leaving religious services

This appears to be a preemptive strike by Assad's forces to keep people from congregating in large numbers - something they do every Friday after mosque prayers. Fox News: Syrian soldiers opened fire on protesters in at least one flashpoint city and deployed across the country Friday as President Bashar Assad's embattled regime tries to crush a 5-month-old uprising despite broad international condemnation. Activists said military raids earlier in the day killed two people. Friday has become the main day for demonstrations in Syria, despite the near-certainty of a government crackdown with bullets and tear gas. Syrian troops opened fire on thousands of protesters in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour after Friday prayers in two mosques, according to two main activist groups. There was no immediate word on casualties in Deir el-Zour. But activists said Syrian troops killed two people during raids in the northern Idlib province and the suburbs of the capital, Damascus. The blood is even...(Read Full Post)