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Syrian president: Security forces made mistakes

  Lebanese army soldiers take their position at  the Lebanese-Syrian border near the western Syrian village of Talkalakh, in the Wadi Khaled area, abo...
 Syrian Woman Mounira Ahmad, center, sits between her daughters speaks to the Associated Press after she fled last Friday from violence from the weste...
  Syrian citizens who fled from violence from the western Syrian villages along the Lebanese-Syrian border, protest as they shout slogans against Bash...
 Syrian citizens who fled from violence from the western Syrian villages along the Lebanese-Syrian border, protest as they shout slogans against Basha...
 Two Syrian men carry their belongings, to cross the border illegally through the river, as they flee from violence in Talkalakh in west Syria, in the...
 Syrian citizens carry their belongings, as they cross the border illegally , fleeing from violence the western Syrian village of Talkalakh, in the Wa...
 A Syrian man, foreground, rides his horse as other Syrians in the background carry their belongings across the border, fleeing from violence from the...
 Syrian citizens ride their horses with their belongings, as they cross the border, fleeing from violence in Talkalakh in western Syria, in the Wadi K...

Mideast Lebanon Syria

Lebanese army soldiers take their position at the Lebanese-Syrian border near the western Syrian village of Talkalakh, in the Wadi Khaled area, abo...

Mideast Lebanon Syria

Syrian Woman Mounira Ahmad, center, sits between her daughters speaks to the Associated Press after she fled last Friday from violence from the weste...

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Syrian citizens who fled from violence from the western Syrian villages along the Lebanese-Syrian border, protest as they shout slogans against Bash...

Mideast Lebanon Syria

Syrian citizens who fled from violence from the western Syrian villages along the Lebanese-Syrian border, protest as they shout slogans against Basha...

Mideast Lebanon Syria

Two Syrian men carry their belongings, to cross the border illegally through the river, as they flee from violence in Talkalakh in west Syria, in the...

Mideast Lebanon Syria

Syrian citizens carry their belongings, as they cross the border illegally , fleeing from violence the western Syrian village of Talkalakh, in the Wa...

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A Syrian man, foreground, rides his horse as other Syrians in the background carry their belongings across the border, fleeing from violence from the...

Mideast Lebanon Syria

Syrian citizens ride their horses with their belongings, as they cross the border, fleeing from violence in Talkalakh in western Syria, in the Wadi K...

Syria's president says the country's security forces have made mistakes during the uprising against his regime and that thousands of police officers are receiving new training.
Assad's comments were carried by the private Al-Watan daily on Wednesday. They came as a human rights activist said Syrian troops have used heavy machine-guns to bomb a neighborhood in the central city of Homs.
Mustafa Osso said the bombing of Bab Amr district took place early Wednesday.
Syria's top rights organization has said that the crackdown by Assad has killed more than 850 people since the protests erupted in mid-March.
The latest place to see a harsh crackdown on dissent is the western town of Talkalakh. Activists say 27 people have been killed there since last week.


Updated : 2021-01-19 15:07 GMT+08:00