The Assad regime steps up its game against the opposition, one small mass murder after the other in hope it will break the momentum. The +20 000 mass murdered of Hama can’t be carried out this day and age, so it’s done piecemeal. KGS
32 dead in Syria as helicopter gunships fire at protesters
The gunship use was the first reported use of air power to quell protests in Syria’s uprising.
Also on Friday, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky confirmed a report by Kuwait news agency KUNA that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had been trying to call Assad on Thursday but was told that the president was “not available.”