Some of the emerging details suggested that, rather than the outright bombing of civilians that the opposition has depicted, the violence in Tremseh may have been a lopsided fight between the army pursuing the opposition and activists and locals trying to defend the village. Nearly all of the dead are men, including dozens of armed rebels. (How many dozens?) The U.N. observers said the assault appeared to target specific homes of army defectors or opposition figures.No outright bombing.Targeting specific homes.
So why would the military target specific homes? Rebel homes? Homes that rebels have taken from residents who have been fleeing into Jordan this past week and longer?
The team also found evidence of artillery shells and mortars, which only government troops have, (?) as well as assault rifles, the staple of Syria's rebels.The rebels have more then assault rifles. That is nonsense.
Early July it had been reported that "Refugees have flooded Jordan" with more "refugee camps" having been set up.
It makes sense , that like the so called "refugee camps " in Turkey these newly expanded refugee camps are fulfilling the same function. Fighters heading into Syria.
On Monday night nearly 1,000 Syrians sneaked across Jordan’s northern border with assistance from the "Free Syrian Army"
Were these really Syrians sneaking across the border? What had these people along with the FSA been doing in Syria.
Felix, remember the so called Canadian woman who joined the FSA.?
" she was spirited briefly across the border into Syria to record a call-to-arms video that has become a centrepiece of opposition propaganda. In it, she announces proudly that she has “come from Canada to answer the call of my homeland."
Or was she simply in Turkey?
The whole story is baloney! No mother, no real mother would leave her children behind for this kind of stuff.By midday Thursday, Ms. Kanafani was expelled from the council because of suspicion over her motives. “I left them,” she said. “I am not working with them any more because they say I am an Israeli spy.”
The whole story is concoction.
She was expelled. But, then she wasn't
Like I said in the comments previously, her whole profile seemed to begin with Linkedin. Which was recently hacked. It is most likely her profile was added at that time.
The Red Cross now views fighting in Syria as an internal armed conflict - a civil war in layman's terms - crossing a threshold experts say can help lay the ground for future prosecutions for war crimes.The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is the guardian of the Geneva Conventions setting down the rules of war, and as such is considered a reference in qualifying when violence has evolved into an armed conflict.
The independent humanitarian agency had previously classed the violence in Syria as localized civil wars between government forces and armed opposition groups in three flashpoints - Homs, Hama and Idlib.
But hostilities have spread to other areas, leading the Swiss-based agency to conclude the fighting meets its threshold for an internal armed conflict and to inform the warring parties of its analysis and their obligations under law.