Continuing violence, and continuing inaction…


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.

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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