03 Aug '11, 6pm

UN to adopt Syria statement as tanks besiege cities

UN to adopt Syria statement as tanks besiege cities

DAMASCUS: Syrian tanks stormed the city of Hama on Wednesday, activists said as UN Security Council envoys agreed a text to condemn the brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protests on the third day of arduous discussions. The text, which was expected to be adopted as a council statement later Wednesday, would "condemn widespread violations of human rights and the use of force against civilians by the Syrian authorities," according to a copy obtained by AFP. Meanwhile, Syrian state news agency SANA said parliament would meet in an extraordinary session on Sunday to discuss "issues concerning the nation and its citizens." It did not elaborate. "There are some 100 tanks and troop carriers on the highway leading to the central city of Hama and about 200 tanks around the eastern city of Deir Ezzor," said the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abde...

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