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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:02 PM

Syrian Forces Have Fired Scud Missiles at Insurgents, U.S. Says

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have fired Scud missiles at rebel fighters in recent days, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

The move represents a significant escalation in the fighting, which has already killed more than 40,000 civilians in a nearly two-year-old conflict that has threatened to destabilize the Middle East.

One American official, who asked not to be identified because he was discussing classified information, said that missiles had been fired from the Damascus area at targets in northern Syria.

“The total is number is probably north of six now,” said another American official, and that the targets were in areas controlled by the Free Syrian Army, the main armed insurgent group.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/world/middleeast/syria-war-developments-assad.html

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:56 PM

1. I would have thought they'd do that long ago.

The insurgents gather openly in formations of hundreds. With comparative ease, many could be wiped out at a single stroke.

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:37 PM

2. Yup, I also cant believe he waited this long

 

I will hit them with everything I got, it would make the seize on Atlanta look like a tea party

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