Syrian army assault on Latakia continues

Al Jazeera English

by Al Jazeera English

The Syrian army is stepping up its assault on the coastal city of Latakia.

Activists say the army has rounded up thousands of people, and taken them captive in a local sports stadium.

And a UN spokesman says a Palestinian refugee camp in the city has come under fire, prompting thousands of refugees to flee.

Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from the Jordanian side of the Syria-Jordan border.