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Syrian gov't & opposition clashes continue

07-25-2012 22:40 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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According to the spokesmen for the opposition Syrian National Council, Syria’s ambassadors to the United Arab Emirates and Cyprus have defected to Qatar.

They are respectively the second and third senior diplomats to join the opposition since the revolt began 16 months ago. Meanwhile, fierce clashes between the Syrian opposition and President Bashar Assad’s forces are continuing around the country.

Syrian forces are continuing to fire artillery and rocket barrages at the northern Damascus suburb of al-Tel in an effort to seize the town from rebels. The attack is causing mass panic and forcing hundreds of families to flee the area.

The government sent thousands of troops surging towards Aleppo in the early hours of Wednesday, where its forces have been pounding rebel fighters from the air. The state news agency, SANA says that many of the opposition have been rounded up and others surrendered along with their weapons. The Syrian army is also continuing to hunt what it calls "terrorists" in other major cities, causing major losses among them.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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