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Syria Update, September 11 2012 (Institute of Middle Eastern, Islamic and Strategic Studies. By Sherifa Zuhur)

Current death toll is more than 140 including 95 unarmed civilians.


Many soldiers in the Syrian military forces are waiting for a chance to desert or defect and join the FSA. In some cases, the opposition launches fake attacks to provide cover for soldiers to flee. Others have been kept isolated in their barracks to prevent them from defecting.

Aleppo province:

Syrian government forces shelled the neighborhoods of Sha`ar, Masaken Hanano, al-Maysar, al-Haydariyya and al-Sakhur. Ten people were killed and 20 injured in the shelling of al-Haydariyya. Shelling of al-Sakhur in the morning killed 2 civilians. The government forces have pushed back the opposition’s efforts to enter al-Midan. Water has been restored to areas of the city.

The Syrian military shelled the city of al-Bab and the towns and villages of Darat…

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