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Syria - Aug 15, 2011 - 10:23

Last modified: 15 Aug 2011 07:23

Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh, reporting from Ramtha on the Syria-Jordan border, says the assault in Latakia is ongoing.

We understand from the local coordinating committee that around 6am local time some women and children in the al Ramel neighborhood were trying to flee to the nearby neighborhood of al Tamra.
Syrian forces verbally allowed them to pass through, but then opened fire on the families. One man was killed and several women and children were injured.
We also understand additional military reinforcement has been deployed around al Ramel neighborhood, which is forcing many residents to try to free.