14/08/2011 13:56 BST | Updated 14/10/2011 06:12 BST

Assad's Forces Pound Syrian Port Of Latakia

At least 19 people were shot dead in the Syrian port city of Latakia on Sunday morning as the Assad regime's aggressive military campaign to quell protests during the holy month of Ramadan continued.

Machine guns were fired from at least one ship and several armoured vehicles at the neighbourhood of Ramel, according to local residents and activists.