Syria Update, October 1, 2012 (Institute of Middle Eastern, Islamic and Strategic Studies. By Sherifa Zuhur)

Current death toll: 156 including 84 civilians.

Revised death toll for Sept. 30, 2012: More than 160 including 74 civilians

Clashes took place again today in Aleppo’s souks. Interview on the fighting in the Aleppo souks with Amr al-Azm:

The opposition claimed to have seized a number of missiles in the eastern part of the Ghuta in Damascus province today.

A You Tube video showed the kidnapped American journalist Austin Tice missing since the middle of August. The clothing of those in the film appears to signal “Islamic” clothing, but the U.S. State Department spokesperson, Victoria Nuland said that the US DoS believes he is in Syrian military custody. The FBI is investigating Tice’s abduction.

Aleppo province: Clashes between the Syrian military and the opposition took place intermittently in Bustan al-Qasr, Halab…

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