Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad raise posters depicting the leader as they protest against pro-reform activists. Pro-government gunmen attacked two villages in a move to crush the uprising against Mr. Assad's regime, witnesses said. (Associated Press)

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad raise posters depicting the leader as they protest against pro-reform activists. Pro-government gunmen attacked two villages in a move to crush the uprising against Mr. Assad's regime, witnesses said. (Associated Press)