Syrian tanks, troops extend reach in border areas

An anti-government protestor, center, holds a Syrian flag that reads in Arabic, "Syria, revolution, and freedom", during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, June 14, 2011. A senior Yemeni official in the Saudi capital says President Ali Abdullah Saleh has developed a problem with his throat but that his overall condition is stable. Arabic reads on the placard right, " We demand the formation of a transitional council". (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

June 14, 2011 7:56:55 AM PDT
Syrian tanks pushed toward more towns and villages near the Turkish and Iraqi borders on Tuesday, expanding the crackdown against a 12-week uprising to the north and east as more Syrians flee their homes.