Oct. 26 - At least 13 people are dead following clashes that have paralyzed parts of Syria. Deborah Gembara reports.
At least 13 people are dead following clashes that have paralyzed parts of Syria. This video posted on the internet purports to show protesters in Hama and Deraa chanting anti-government slogans. Reuters cannot verify the content of this video. The streets of Homs were quiet following Army gunfire that left four people dead. State television offered a decidedly different view --- a gathering of tens of thousands in Damascus for what has become a weekly show of support for the president. The rally comes as envoys from Arab countries arrived for a meeting with President Bashar al-Assad to press him to hold talks with the opposition and end seven months of violence. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.