(Associated Press: 0818 PST, April 19, 2011) Syria issued a stern warning to the nation to stop protesting, hours after security forces opened fire on hundreds of anti-government demonstrators during a pre-dawn raid that killed at least one person.
WikiLeaks Reveals US Support for Syrian Opposition
(Euronews: 0727 PST, April 19, 2011) Human rights groups say Syrian security forces used "heavy fire" against anti-government protesters in the city of Homs overnight. At the same time, WikiLeaks documents have revealed the US has secretly spent $6 million since 2006 supporting Syrian opposition groups. The Syrian government has repeatedly blamed the recent unrest on foreign interference.
Syrian Protesters and Goverment Walking Fine Line
(Al Jazeera English: 0101 PST, April 19, 2011) Al Jazeera's Rula Amin reports from Damascus on the fine line being walked by both protesters and the government, after a sit-down protest in the city of Homs was reportedly dispersed by gunfire Monday night.