(Image Source - CBS)
 

BY JOSH LANDER


Syrian rebels made some big strides Friday, claiming a key town right on the Turkey-Syria border and driving thousands of rebels into Turkey. CNN reports...

“Fighters killed dozens of people and arrested others... They seized government buildings, gained control of a border crossing with Turkey and took over border outposts...dozens of soldiers in those outposts defected.”

The ongoing violence in Syria has been raging for almost 21 months. The U-N says by early 20-13 about four million people in Syria will be in need of humanitarian aid. But as rebels continue to take over major Syrian cities, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad refuses to step down.

There has been a good amount of support for the rebels among Syrians, but lately -- The New York Times reports -- favor with the rebel-cause has been wavering.  

Syria’s rebel fighters — who have long staked claim to the moral high ground for battling dictatorship — are losing crucial support from a public increasingly disgusted by the actions of some rebels, including poorly planned missions, senseless destruction, criminal behavior and the cold-blooded killing of prisoners.”

As of Friday, The Christian Science Monitor reports Syrian conflict has claimed more than 36-thousand lives and displaced around one million people.
 

Syrian Rebels Seize Important Border City

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Nov 9, 2012

Syrian Rebels Seize Important Border City

(Image Source - CBS)
 

BY JOSH LANDER


Syrian rebels made some big strides Friday, claiming a key town right on the Turkey-Syria border and driving thousands of rebels into Turkey. CNN reports...

“Fighters killed dozens of people and arrested others... They seized government buildings, gained control of a border crossing with Turkey and took over border outposts...dozens of soldiers in those outposts defected.”

The ongoing violence in Syria has been raging for almost 21 months. The U-N says by early 20-13 about four million people in Syria will be in need of humanitarian aid. But as rebels continue to take over major Syrian cities, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad refuses to step down.

There has been a good amount of support for the rebels among Syrians, but lately -- The New York Times reports -- favor with the rebel-cause has been wavering.  

Syria’s rebel fighters — who have long staked claim to the moral high ground for battling dictatorship — are losing crucial support from a public increasingly disgusted by the actions of some rebels, including poorly planned missions, senseless destruction, criminal behavior and the cold-blooded killing of prisoners.”

As of Friday, The Christian Science Monitor reports Syrian conflict has claimed more than 36-thousand lives and displaced around one million people.
 

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