Syria Update, October 12, 2012 (Institute of Middle Eastern, Islamic and Strategic Studies. By Sherifa Zuhur)

Early death toll: 51, most in Idlib province
Thursday’s death toll: More than 260 people were killed including 86 civilians. 92 Syrian military troops and 11 defected soldiers were killed. 60 opposition fighters were killed.

October 20 will be observed as a Global Day of Solidarity with the People of Syria
Anti-regime Demonstrations took place today all over Syria as they have on virtually every Friday afternoon following the congregational prayer. Here is just one of them in Talbisa in Homs.

Aleppo province: The body of the director of the Aleppo University Hospital, Dr. Mahmoud Tsasabehji, apparently assassinated, was found near Aleppo by state security forces. One of Hizbullah’s news sites says that he had been kidnapped weeks ago by gunmen on his way to work.
The Syrian military fired on a…

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