Turkey had mentioned that they were going to close their embassy in Damascus but possibly leave another smaller one open in Aleppo- This consulate may have more to do with the Kurdish population, I must look into that and we will get to that into the Kurdish angle in another post.
It also may be a vital place of operation once the invasion has taken place. Buffer of no fly zone.
Here is what had been reported previously-
The Turkish foreign ministry statement said consular services at its embassy in Damascus would end at the end of office hours next Thursday, but the consulate in the second city of Aleppo would remain open.Onto the latest-Explosion near security building in Aleppo
(that is the exact headline as it appears right now, expect that to change)
Aleppo is north of Damascus heading towards the Turkish border
Not far from Turkish provinces I had specifically mentioned in the other days post.
"Gaziantep, Sanliurfa and Kilis."
Provinces that were readying "refugee camps" Which you should read as camps for fighters.
Mohammed Saeed, an Aleppo resident, said a car bomb exploded near the Political Security Directorate in the city's central neighborhood of Suleimaniyeh. He said the neighborhood has a large Christian population.From previous reading we know Aleppo has been an Assad loyalist area.
The British based Syrian Observatory for NATO group is in the know right away, relying on information from their terrorists
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on an activist network in Syria, also said it was a car bomb. It said dead and injured were reported but gave no numbers.The activists knew it was a car bomb and people were dead and injured
Yet, if one reads the article. After the explosion Syrian Security kept people away from the area.
From the resident of Aleppo-
Saeed said the explosion in Aleppo occurred around 1 p.m. (1100 GMT) and security forces started shooting in the air and cordoned off the area to prevent people from approaching. He said during that hour of the day, the area is usually crowded with people, especially on a Sunday, the first day of Syria's workweek.
"It was a strong explosion. It shook parts of the city," Saeed said, citing nearby residents. "White smoke was billowing from the area."
Saeed knew it was a strong explosion and that it shook parts of the city,but, he doesn't mention that it was a car bomb
Therefore one has to ask this question- How did the Syrian Observatory in Britain know it was a car bomb?
Sunday's explosion followed multiple car bombings in Damascus, which the western media is insisting on calling them "suicide bombings" I don't believe that to be the case. Which means I do not believe anyone died in the car that exploded. This is not required to detonate a car bomb, that can easily be done with remote control devices.
Suicide bombings are by and large western dramas. To promote the concept that individuals in the middle east are irrational and unstable.
The BBC's Lina Sinjab in Damascus says it is hard to know who is behind the attacks, but they look like an attempt to weaken a regime which has seemed to reassert its control over the country in recent weeks.
If these attacks appear to be an attempt to weaken the Syrian government how is it hard to know who is behind the attacks? Given that Syria has been under attack for a year now?
Almost as if the reporter just can't say it.
Softening of targets