links for 2011-03-23
"It is disgraceful that the ruling military junta in Egypt would send its new director of the Mukhabarrat, General Mahmouda Mourad Mowafi, to Damascus, to meet Bashar el-Assad, the Syrian dictator, to discuss security coordination, while Syria’s security forces have already started cracking down on pro-democracy protests. "
"Reports from Syria say security forces have killed six people after storming a mosque in the southern city of Deraa.
Locals say heavy gunfire and tear gas was used shortly after midnight, but the government says that its security forces only moved in to prevent an "armed gang" from attacking.
It's the worst violence in a week of anti-government protests in the city, and represents the strongest challenge yet to President Bashar al-Assad's rule."
"Coalition forces uncertain who should assume political command of the Western led attacks Gaddafi in Libya."