Continuing violence, and continuing inaction…

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Syria Update, September 2, 2012 (Institute of Middle Eastern, Islamic and Strategic Studies. By S. Zuhur)

Current death toll: 116
Yesterday’s revised death toll: 172 including 20 regime troops.
Last week and last month were the most deadly thus far in the Syrian conflict – 1600 people died last week, and 5,440 died in the month of August.

Defections: Twenty regime soldiers including an officer defected at the Hamdan military airport in Abu Kamal.

In Damascus, two bombings were reported on al-Mehdi street in Abu Rummaneh. The FSA claimed to have attacked army headquarters, but it seems to have hit a building under construction at the headquarters which was empty at the time. Syrian State television reported 4 soldiers wounded. http://rt.com/news/blast-damascus-army-syria-173/

Even though the opposition has shown it is able to penetrate security structures in Damascus, the SAA punished areas that have shown support for the opposition today, raiding and…

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