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Assad forces escalate air strikes on rebel-held cities
BEIRUT: The Damascus region came under artillery fire and airstrikes yesterday as the army launched a major operation, a watchdog said, as activists decried the critical humanitarian situation.

The artillery was focused on the town of Daraya, just southwest of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, also reporting shelling on the northeast town of Mudamiyeh Al-Sham and air raids on the nearby town of Saqba.

The southern districts of the capital, where battles have raged in recent days between rebels and troops fighting for control, were also rocked by shelling yesterday, the watchdog said.
Posted by:Steve White

#9  If the UK are serious around backing the rebels with arms, and this results in the rebels pushing on through, how does this result fair for Israel?
Please comment because I've not followed discussions on this.
Posted by: Nero Tingle7396   2012-11-16 19:43  

#8  Doesn't look too clean to me, tw.
Posted by: Barbara   2012-11-16 13:30  

#7  He's Israel4Jews in a clean shirt.
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-11-16 13:18  

#6  Hard to choke down the pills when you are ululating with excitement.
Posted by: SteveS   2012-11-16 10:59  

#5  CCC didn't take his/her meds today?
Posted by: JohnQC   2012-11-16 10:30  

#4  ChuffingChuffChuff -- that one was a little bit over the top --- keep it on point without the flowery language....
Just another mod with yet another warning.
Posted by: Sherry   2012-11-16 10:28  

Posted by: ChuffingChuffChuff   2012-11-16 09:54  

#2  I'm rooting for body counts and infrastructure destruction on all days that don't start with Z or X.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2012-11-16 03:45  

#1  Today is the 16th, an even-numbered day, so I'm rooting for Assad. Give 'em hell, PencilNeck!
Posted by: SteveS   2012-11-16 00:59