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Anonymous Strikes at Syrian Ministry of Defence Site

Hacker group Anonymous has hacked into Syria’s Ministry of Defence website in order to support anti-regime protesters in the country.

The group replaced the website’s content with the Syrian flag and its infamous logo along with a message announcing its support for the protesters, who are being slaughtered by the hundreds by President Assad.

The entire international community has condemned the military action being taken by the Syrian government against the protesters and now Anonymous has thrown its weight behind the movement.

“To the Syrian people: The world stands with you against the brutal regime of Bashar Al-Assad. Know that time and history are on your side - tyrants use violence because they have nothing else, and the more violent they are, the more fragile they become,” the group said in a message on the Ministry of Defence website.

“We salute your determination to be non-violent in the face of the regime's brutality, and admire your willingness to pursue justice, not mere revenge. All tyrants will fall, and thanks to your bravery Bashar Al-Assad is next,” it continued.

The hack of the Syrian government website comes just few days after Anonymous arm AntiSec dumped massive amounts of data stolen from networks of US law enforcement agencies.