The ‘Weather Channel’ has lots of the same these days:
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis
Thu Aug 4, 2011 7:00pm EDT
AMMAN, Aug 4 Reuters) – Syrian troops killed at least 45 civilians in a tank assault to occupy the center of the besieged city of Hama, residents said on Thursday, seeking to crush an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule.
Thousands of civilians were fleeing the city, a bastion of protest against 41 years of Assad family rule surrounded by a ring of steel of troops with tanks and heavy weapons.
“The sound of tank shelling and their heavy machineguns echoed in Hama all day. We fear many more martyrs. Most people in my neighborhood have fled,” said one resident in Sabounia district, a small business owner who did not want to be named.