Syrian Opposition Seeking Support from Overseas

By:  Joe Wolverton, II
11/17/2011
       
Syrian Opposition Seeking Support from Overseas

A report published in the New York Times suggests that the Syrian opposition forces are “buoyed” by increasing “international pressure” on the government of President Bashar al Assad to follow in the footsteps of other former middle eastern rulers and step down.  As the story goes, the Arab League, Russia, and Turkey are all being wooed by forces seeking to oust Assad and end his “bloody crackdown” on political protestors.
 

A report published in the New York Times suggests that the Syrian opposition forces are “buoyed” by increasing “international pressure” on the government of President Bashar al Assad (photo) to follow in the footsteps of other former middle eastern rulers and step down.  As the story goes, the Arab League, Russia, and Turkey are all being wooed by forces seeking to oust Assad and end his “bloody crackdown” on political protestors.

These new developments come in the wake of renewed and redoubled violent responses to those suspected of participating in the movement to remove Assad from Damascus.  According to information provided by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an non-governmental organization (NGO) chronicling alleged government atrocities in that nation, every day dozens of citizens are killed by the armed forces of Syria loyal to President Assad’s regime.
 
In its post for Tuesday, for example, the group reports:

23 people were killed yesterday in the towns and villages of Baser Al-Harrir, Nahtah.
 
The Eastern Malyha and Al-Attash Malyha, in Daraa, in gunfire from security and army barriers on the way between Kherbet Ghazala and Al-Heraak.
 
In the meantime, at least 34 members of the regular army and security forces were killed, in the same area, in clashes with suspected defectors who destroyed military vehicles belonging to the regular army. There were casualties from the suspected defector’s side as well where at least 12 of them were killed.
 
However, the number of dead people could rise as there are more than 60 wounded persons where some of them are in critical conditions.

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