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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Feb26: #Syria Sustained battles continue across Syria as Opposition steps up attacks in suburbs of all major cities:

#Syria Sustained battles continue across Syria as Opposition steps up attacks in suburbs of all major cities:
Feb 27th 2013, 01:54

Peter Clifford ‏@PeterClifford1 #Syria Sustained battles continue across Syria as Opposition steps up attacks in suburbs of all major cities: http://tinyurl.com/PCOSyria2  Expand   Reply   Retweet   Favorite  Buffer    More TIMELINE 26th FEBRUARY 2013 15.20 GMT: As fierce fighting continues around the Police Academy in western Aleppo, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reported that in the week beginning 17th February four Government ballistic missile strikes on residential areas in Aleppo and the town of Tel Rifat just outside, killed 141 people – 71 of them children. Destruction and Death by Missile, Aleppo Although these are Opposition controlled areas, there are no military targets there and there has been no ground fighting in the vicinity for months. Ole Solvang, emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch, who visited the area, said, "I have visited many attack sites in Syria, but have never seen such destruction. Just when you think things can't get any worse, the Syrian government finds ways to escalate its killing tactics." HRW compiled a list of those killed from cemetery burial records, interviews with relatives and neighbors and other local sources. "Using ballistic missiles against its own people is a new low, even for this government," Solvang said. You can watch a HRW video report, HERE: and read further detail of the attacks, HERE: On Monday, the Syrian Information Minister, Omran al-Zohbi, said the regime "denies the use by Syrian forces of Scud missiles in battles against the armed opposition". (EDITOR: Though not the use of "missiles" – they are conceivably of another type) In a separate interview, Zohbi also denied allegations that members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards were fighting alongside the Syrian army against rebels. "There isn't a single Iranian—Revolutionary Guard or otherwise—on the battlefield, or intervening directly in...

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