Hundreds of Syrians flee to Lebanon
Syrian forces moved towards the Lebanese border on Sunday as part of a crackdown in central towns. The operation in the town of Kseir, near the city of Homs, forced "hundreds" of people to flee over the border into Lebanon, according to the human rights activists. This came as some 12,000 Syrians have already taken refuge in Turkey.
Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP that shots were heard overnight in Kseir -- 15 kilometers from the border with Lebanon, and in Homs.
Four Syrian civilians were shot dead by security forces on Saturday, two of them in Kseir and the other two in Kisweh, south of Damascus.
On Saturday, tanks moved into Al-Najia, after similar operations in Jisr al-Shughur, seized 12 June, and Khirbet al-Joz, where troops deployed on Thursday, activists have said. Al-Najia is on the road linking the northwestern city of Latakia to Jisr al-Shughur.
Meanwhile, opposition figures announced they will meet in Damascus on Monday to discuss "how to solve the crisis."