Friday, August 31, 2012

Syria's Refugess And Civilians Are Now Being Targeted By Syria's Air Force

Threat To Syrian Civilians Is Growing, Officials Say -- New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Human rights workers and diplomats said Thursday that Syria’s military was increasingly relying on indiscriminate air power to crush the insurgency, as top United Nations officials attending a special Security Council session reported alarming new data on the severity of the crisis, including a doubling in the number of civilians who need emergency aid.

“The cohesion of Syria’s diverse society is in danger,” Jan Eliasson, the deputy secretary general, told the Council members in a meeting convened by France, which holds the rotating presidency. Mr. Eliasson also said the emergency United Nations relief operations marshaled for Syria were already under financial strain, and “as the conflict intensifies, the number of people in need clearly exceeds our capacity to assist.”

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Syria Civil War: Citizens In Constant Flight Amid Conflict -- Huffington Post/AP

My Comment: The above video is very disturbing, but reveals the Syrian military's shift in tactics to that of terrorizing civilian populations that support the rebels.

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