Most observers consider Assad’s continued presidency as untenable at this point, with Russia’s envoy to France claiming that President Bashar al-Assad is ready to leave power “in a civilized manner”.
The protests and fighting in Damascus continued overnight and into this morning as the Syrian military have continued their shelling campaign on the city.
In what may be a significant turning point in the ongoing civil war in Syria, a number of senior Syrian officials in the Assad regime have been killed in a suicide attack in the capital city of Damascus
On 13-14 July, 2012 mass demonstrations erupted in the Palestinian Refugee Camp Yarmouk and Tadamon in Damascus. The Syrian regime’s brutal response led to seven deaths on July 13. The next day their funeral processions brought an even larger protest out, where four more people were killed.
More than 200 people are reported to have been killed in the Syrian village of Tremseh, as government shelling from land and air was followed up by pro-Assad militia “death squads”.
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