June 07 2011
Syrian government authorities have vowed to mount a "firm and decisive" response to what they called a massacre of 120 security personnel in the northwestern city of Jir al-Shughour, the Voice of America News reports.
Jir al-Shughour, near the border with Turkey, is the latest area involved in an anti-government uprising.
Security forces have lost control of the town and surrounding region, said a government spokesman.
Interior Minister Ibrahim al-Shaar has said any...
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