A column of some 50 Syrian army tanks is headed toward the northern town of Jisr al-Shughour, the scene of heavy fighting over the past few days — much of it between security forces and soldiers who defected and joined anti-government protesters. A resident says the town is mostly deserted now after thousands of people fled to the surrounding countryside or the nearby border with Turkey. NPR's Deborah Amos talks to Melissa Block.
In Syria, Tanks Head To Northern Town
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