Syria: Four civilians shot dead as regime offers national dialogue
A Syrian activist on Wednesday said security forces killed four civilians in the Idleb governorate, north west of the country. Meanwhile, Syrian tanks continued their incursion near the mountainous region of the Turkey border.
Ammar al-Qirbi, the Chairman of the National Organization for Human Rights in Syria, conveyed the four were killed in as tanks fired indiscriminately in a village, he said that such practices became common since the protests in Syria started in March.
This recent incident came after the Syrian authorities announced they would invite the opposition to talks on the 10th of July in order to develop a framework for dialogue promised by President Bashar al-Assad. However, some opposition leaders reacted by saying this offer was not credible amid the continued killings and arrests. Buthaina Shaaban, an adviser of President Bashar al-Assad told Sky News: "We hope to conduct a dialogue to accelerate unity in order to be able to isolate any militant or violent elements. We will work with the international community to overcome this big problem. "