Syria Opposition elements in Deir al-Zor posted shocking video allegedly showing Assad’s loyalists soldiers throwing dead and injured civilians and protesters from rooftops, with the sound of sporadic gunshots in the background.
The information has not yet been confirmed by independent sources.
Meanwhile, ABC News and alarabiya news reported that a Russian military unit has arrived in Syria. Citing reports published by the Interfax news agency, the Russian Black Sea fleet's Iman tanker arrived in the Syrian port of Tartus on the Mediterranean Sea with an anti-terror squad from the Russian Marines aboard.
But the Syrian Ministry of Defense denied reports relayed by some media channels that Russian warships have docked in the port of Tartous, said Tuesday the national news agency SANA. "This information is unfounded. It was reported as part of the hostile campaign led by some countries to trigger a military intervention in Syria," said a source within the ministry.
On Tuesday night, the Russian Defense Ministry also denied the presence of its warships off the Syrian coast. The Russian military department stressed that only a tanker anchored for two days in the port of Tartous. This ship is responsible for the supply of needs by Russian ships involved in an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden.
At the same time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied that Moscow sent troops on Syrian soil, but Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov admitted there are military advisers in the Syria, which is heavily dependent on Russia for weapons.
On the ground, the government troops continued their operations across the country, killing at least 55 people were killed by the gunfire of Syrian forces on Wednesday, mostly in Idlib and Homs, Al Arabiya reported citing Syrian activists.
Opposition activists told Al Arabiya news that two large suburbs of Damascus came under heavy tank bombardment on Wednesday following renewed Free Syrian Army attacks on forces loyal to Assad regime.