Friday is usually the deadliest day of the week in Syria, largely due to greater numbers of protesters in the streets after attending mosque and more opportunities to get caught in the middle of the ongoing civil war in the country.
Today appears to have been no different, though the proliferation of different opposition groups providing their own official death tolls to the foreign media has created a wide variation in possible tolls, from “at least 50” killed in one report to 103 in another.
The deaths included a large number of civilians, including between 12 and 14 children. The major incidents were in Homs, Hama, and Idlib, with some additional violence in Aleppo.
Syria’s state media provided some reporting on the violence as well, confirming at least four members of security forces killed. The deaths of members of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) are entirely unknown, as the state media never reports them and the opposition simply folds them into the overall civilian toll.
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At last a report on the deaths of Syrian forces by the Syrian government.
The death count coming from the other side is and has been completely unreliable – and I have never heard the "opposition" mention Syrian forces killed. Normally in a war each side boasts of gains which includes killing. But the "opposition" in Syria is anxious to present itself as peaceful protesters who have not been armed – except for the "Free Syrian Army," said to be deserters, another thing not documented.
More and more the whole thing looks like an operation run by CIA and Mossad – with the "Free Syrian Army" largely a fiction to cover the NATO/Israel armed subversion. And once these fictions have produced the desired results (IF they do in this case, not assured with Iranian and Russian ships docked in Syria), the media spotlight will move on as with Libya.
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