Syria to execute 'terrorists,' state TV warns
Syria will execute anyone who participates in terrorist acts or distributes weapons, state television announced Tuesday, in the latest escalation against an uprising which the United Nations estimates has claimed about 5,000 lives since March.
(CNN) Damascus - The announcement comes as two opposition groups claimed that over 100 people were killed on Monday, which would be the single deadliest known day of the protests against President Bashar al-Assad's government.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that dozens of Syrian army defectors were gunned down Monday as they tried to flee their posts in Idlib.
The London-based opposition group put the number of dead between 60 and 70.