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More than 10,000 soldiers have deserted the Syrian army, sources say, with as many as half the conscripts not reporting in the last three call-ups.
According to Western intelligence agencies, even though the top brass is still loyal to President Bashar Assad, lower-level officers are deserting in large numbers, and in some cases, whole units have deserted en masse.
On Tuesday, at least 73 people were killed in Syria in clashes between the army and opposition, most of them in Homs in the west and Idlib in the northwest. The 73 dead added to the 100 who were killed on Monday, among them 14 soldiers ambushed by opposition forces, human rights groups said.
Originally posted by ad0nis101
He doesn't sound like a raving Dictator to me in his interview with Barbara Walters.
Originally posted by AllUrChips
They JUST signed the arab league deal and they kill 70 more people! Assad stepping down will be the ONLY thing that saves the syrian people from certain death.
Originally posted by coolieno99
only the Muslim Brotherhood can bring peace and stability to the Middle East
Originally posted by solarstorm
That's because he is not a tyrant or raving dictator. The majority of the Syrian people support him and love him. The Rupert Murdoch Zionist Koolade machine keeps the people on these boards IGNORANT!