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Syria Update, September 23, 2012 (Institute of Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Strategic Studies. By Sherifa Zuhur

Mid-day death toll: 54

Yesterday’s final death toll: 214, of whom 140 were unarmed civilians.

The Syrian air force carried out air strikes on the Syrian opposition today, especially in Deir az-Zur and Homs provinces.

Syrian Christian opposition leader Georges Sabra told Pope Benedict XVI that if Bashar al-Assad’s government survives then that regime poses a serious threat to Christians and Muslims alike. Sabra met the Pope along with Abd al-Baset Sida, the lead of the Syrian National Council at the Vatican. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Sep-23/188926-opposition-tells-pope-syria-regime-threat-to-christians.ashx#axzz27LAr7EbB

The earlier reports that Bushra al-Assad has fled Syria have been confirmed by Syrians in the UAE. Bashar al-Assad’s sister is a pharmacist, and is now living in Dubai with her five children. Ayman Abdel Nour, editor of all4syria.com said that she left the country following “differences” with her brother.

Aleppo…

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