Thousands of Syrian refugees flee to Turkey
An eyewitness to Friday's violence in northern Syria has told the BBC of an army attack on a village near the town of Jisr al-Shughour.
The man, who has now fled the country, said tanks rolled into a village near his own at dawn and fired on houses where people were still asleep.
Meanwhile, amateur footage has emerged which appears to show a Syrian helicopter firing on people from the skies, although this cannot be verified.
The town is close to the border with Turkey, from where the BBC's Owen Bennett-Jones reports.
11 Jun 2011