Syrian tanks on Damascus road, deploy near Rastan
A convoy of 30 Republican Guard tanks and up to 70 trucks filled with soldiers were seen on the circular highway surrounding Damascus at 1000 GMT on Wednesday, a witness told Reuters.


"Each truck had 20 to 30 soldiers. The convoy was either heading north in the direction of Homs or south in the direction of Deraa," said the witness, a former member of the Syrian army who did not want to be further identified.  (Reuters)