01 Aug '11, 2am

Canada denounces 'brutal attack' in Syria [StraitsTimes World]

Canada denounces 'brutal attack' in Syria [StraitsTimes World]

Prime Minister Harper (above) added that Canada is concerned about reports that a key opposition official has been arrested and Harper said his government 'calls for the immediate release of this individual, along with all others detained because of peaceful protests'. -- PHOTO: REUTERS OTTAWA - CANADA strongly condemned on Sunday 'the brutal attack' in Hama by Syrian security forces 'against peaceful protestors'. 'The use of military force, including tanks, by the Assad regime to suppress the Syrian people's calls for democratic reform is utterly indefensible,' said Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a statement. According to activists, Syrian forces killed nearly 140 people on Sunday including at least 100 when the army stormed the flashpoint protest city of Hama to crush dissent on the eve of Ramadan. Prime Minister Harper added that Canada is concerned about reports that...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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