Syria Update August 9, 2012 (IMEISS … by Sherifa Zuhur)

Death toll is currently 105

The Director of Aleppo’s Religious Endowments and Administration, Ahmad Eissa Mohammad has defected and arrived safely in Egypt.

The FSA announced that the Chief of Protocol at the Syrian Presidential Palace, Muhi al-Din Maslamani had defected from the al-Assad government. However, Maslamani returned to Syria saying he had been in Lebanon for medical treatment and returned to set the record straight.

In Syria:

The SAA is using warplanes and tanks to shell and fired missiles on the towns of Tel Rifat and Hreitan which are north of Aleppo, and the point of origin for the resistance which has moved into Aleppo. In Tel Rifat an air force jet was seen nosediving as missiles blew up civilians’ homes, farms and trucks. The SAA is trying to cut the main lines of the FSA from Tel…

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