Syria: The Regime’s Land and Air Attack on the City of LatakiaPosted: August 16, 2011
The land and air attack on the port city of Latakia (map) is already in its fourth day. It has been characterized as the most brutal act of repression since the beginning of Bashar Al-Assad’s crackdown on the rebelling population. It has involved gunboats, tanks, snipers, regular army units. Thousands of citizens are being held, according to news reports, within the facilities of the local stadium.