Thu Jul 19, 2012, 03:52 PM
Lucy Goosey (2,940 posts)
Syrian regime issues 48-hour deadline to Damascus rebels
Source: The Guardian
The Syrian military gave residents 48 hours to leave the parts of Damascus now held by rebel forces as it prepared a counterattack aimed at retaking control of its power base and pushing back four days of dramatic rebel gains.
The rebel Free Syria Army on Thursdaycontinued to hold ground it had seized in key parts of the capital during this week's major attack, and was bracing for a decisive battle against loyalist forces who appear to have been caught off guard by the co-ordinated assault.
Guerrilla units continued to push their gains elsewhere in the country, apparently seizing control of at least two border crossing points into Turkey and all crossings into Iraq, according to videos posted on the internet. Such crossings could prove crucial in funnelling supplies into besieged rebel areas.
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/19/syrian-regime-damascus-rebel-held-areas
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Response to Zyzafyx (Reply #3)
Thu Jul 19, 2012, 04:35 PM
TheWraith (24,331 posts)
4. I don't get how these guys can think they get away with it.
How does it not occur to them at some point that a comfortable, wealthy exile is better than trying to cling on to power and ending up beaten to death in a ditch?
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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:26 PM
David__77 (14,120 posts)
5. I hope that the insurgents won't try to use residents as human shields against their will.
There were many reports of people in Homs being forced to remain while the army fought to restore control.