(Image Source: KIMA TV)

BY GARY GRIGSBY

ANA COMPAIN-ROMERO


Fighting continues in the streets of the Damascus suburbs.  Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops have moved in attempting to regain control from the Free Syrian Army.  In just the last five days, more than 190 have been killed.  The Guardian notes there is a reason for the spike in violence.

“They say the aim of the weekend forays was to demonstrate the capital was no longer an impregnable regime stronghold, but buffeted from the escalating violence rife in many of Syria’s other towns and cities.”

More amateur footage collected by The Telegraph shows dozens of Army tanks moving in to Douma, just outside the city center, later accompanied by thousands of soldiers.

Ayman Mohyeldin reports on the affects of the violence after Syrian soldiers passed through Zabadani, just outside Damascus...

“The residents in this house have been showing us the damage caused by the Syrian soldiers. They also say the Syrian Army set up here a sniper’s nest from which they were overlooking the village and attacking the residents below.”

CNN says potential solutions to the violence are being evaluated.

“The U.N. Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would call on president Bashar al-Assad to step down and transfer power.”

The Security Council is expected to take up that resolution Tuesday.

Battles Continue in Syrian Streets

by
0
Transcript
Jan 30, 2012

Battles Continue in Syrian Streets


(Image Source: KIMA TV)

BY GARY GRIGSBY

ANA COMPAIN-ROMERO


Fighting continues in the streets of the Damascus suburbs.  Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops have moved in attempting to regain control from the Free Syrian Army.  In just the last five days, more than 190 have been killed.  The Guardian notes there is a reason for the spike in violence.

“They say the aim of the weekend forays was to demonstrate the capital was no longer an impregnable regime stronghold, but buffeted from the escalating violence rife in many of Syria’s other towns and cities.”

More amateur footage collected by The Telegraph shows dozens of Army tanks moving in to Douma, just outside the city center, later accompanied by thousands of soldiers.

Ayman Mohyeldin reports on the affects of the violence after Syrian soldiers passed through Zabadani, just outside Damascus...

“The residents in this house have been showing us the damage caused by the Syrian soldiers. They also say the Syrian Army set up here a sniper’s nest from which they were overlooking the village and attacking the residents below.”

CNN says potential solutions to the violence are being evaluated.

“The U.N. Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would call on president Bashar al-Assad to step down and transfer power.”

The Security Council is expected to take up that resolution Tuesday.

View More
Comments
Newsy
www1