The uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad is still spreading. Tuesday, April 12, it reached the Assad family's own Alawite tribes and the key Sunni city of Aleppo, where more than 10,000 marched for his removal. Assad fought back by mobilizing all his military and security resources, including the loyal young thugs of the shabbiha gangs. They are ordered to shoot to kill and not permit ambulances to collect the wounded. Tanks seal the restive towns of Daraa, Banias, Latakia and Hama.