A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Stirrings in Syria

Syria has been stirring this week, despite strong responses from the security forces. Today there was violoence in Deraa near the Jordanian border with two reportedly killed; also demonstrations in Damascus, Homs, and Baniyas in the northwest. There have also reportedly been stirrings at Deir al-Zor in the east and Qamishli near the Turkish border, the latter in Syria's Kurdish region. Some videos collected here.

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