Syrian tanks and troops 'enter flashpoint Baniyas city'
Troops and tanks are reported to have swept into the Syrian city of Baniyas, a centre of anti-government protests.
They entered in three places and were heading towards the Sunni districts of the coastal city, human rights activists told news agencies.
The US has warned Damascus to end its brutal crackdown on protesters.
More than 500 people are thought to have been killed in the uprising since mid-March.
Richard Galpin reports.
07 May 2011
- From the section Middle East