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

40,129 Syrians have been killed in the 20 months since the revolution began.

Today’s early deathtoll: 54.

Deathtoll for 11/22: More than 130 killed including 54 civilians, 40 opposition fighters, and 34 Syrian military troops loyal to Assad.

The new National Coalition for the Syrian Revolution and Opposition, based in Cairo, will soon open an office in Istanbul.

How aid from Turkey reaches hungry Syrians who can no longer harvest their crops in areas like Jabal Akrad in Latakia province.

Aleppo province: Clashes between the Syrian military and the opposition were again fought at the Aleppo citadel. The Syrian military shelled the al-Sakhour neighborhood and killed 2 opposition fighters in the previous shelling on Itha’a. Reports of 10 unidentified bodies in Midan. Anti-regime Friday demonstrations took place in Shaykh Fares, Firdaws, Ma’adi…

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