Pro-regime protesters chant slogans during a rally at Umayyad Square in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. Syrian troops assaulting a northwest town with machine gun fire and shelling have killed dozens in one of the deadliest episodes of the 9-month-old uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime, activists said Wednesday. (AP Photo/ Muzaffar Salman)
December 21, 2011 7:32:17 AM PST
By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - December 21, 2011 --
Activists say Syrian troops have killed at least 100 people in a northwest town in one of the deadliest incidents since the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime began in March.