Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Syrian dissidents shoot back, kill 34 soldiers

Written By: Bob - Nov• 15•11

They’ve apparently grown tired of being massacred by forces loyal to Syrian dictator Bashir Assad.

Dozens of soldiers and security forces were gunned down by suspected army defectors in southern Syria, a deadly ambush that comes as President Bashar Assad increasingly appears unable to manage the crisis, activists said Tuesday.

Monday’s hours-long clash in the southern province of Daraa came on a particularly bloody day in Syria, with as many as 90 people killed across the country. The brazen attack by the army defectors suggested a new confidence among troops who have sided with the protesters and highlighted the potential for an armed confrontation to escalate.

34 soldiers were apparently killed in the ambush in Daraa, by forces identified as Syrian Army defectors.

This has the potential of blowing up into a full-scale civil war over night if Assad refuses to relinquish power, which sadly, is the most likely path.

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One Comment

  1. Neo says:

    For all we know, these 34 dead are probably the army deflectors, but armed with this now “armed rebellion” Assad can now unleash his full fury.