Syria's state-run television says "armed terrorists" have attacked a military post in the southern city of Daraa, killing four soldiers and capturing two.
The report comes as thousands of Syrians took to the streets across the country — including the capital of Damascus — in demonstrations against the regime of President Bashar Assad. The six-week uprising has posed the gravest threat to his rule.
The government has blamed the unrest on armed gangs — not true reform-seekers.
Daraa is where the revolt began. It has been under military siege since Monday.
Syrian security forces opened fire on demonstrations in the capital and the coastal city of Latakia today — the heartland of the ruling elite. At least five people were wounded, witnesses said.Reuse content