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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Meanwhile, in Syria . . .

Syria has been gettting hotter in the last few days. As I've often noted, I'm one blogger with a day job, and I can't comment on everything at once. Yesterday Aleppo was protesting. Baniyas and Latakia have seen a lot of trouble lately. Josh Landis — whose blog is essential if Syria is your main interest — raises some questions about reports that Syrian Security Forces fired on Syrian soldiers for refusing to attack demonstrators. It does appear the Western reports are exaggerated or just based on a misunderstanding or, perhaps, deliberate misstatement.

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