|President Bashar al-Assad|
The women died as President Bashar al-Assad sent tanks in the seaside town of
Residents who did manage to get calls out reported shooting on the street.
While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has promised political changes as he faces the most serious challenge to his 11-year rule, that has failed to halt protests. Demonstrations began in mid-March, inspired by uprisings that ousted rulers in
|U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton|
In Baniyas, three women were killed during clashes, without saying how it obtained the information. The women were participating in a protest near the port city when they were killed.