11 October 2013 — RT
[That Human Rights Watch (HRW), a US-aligned so-called NGO, is now accusing Syrian rebels of committing atrocities in Latakia, indicates at the very least, a change in tactics by the US government but don't hold your breath for any kind of lovefest between Obama and Assad. See also NATO's turnaround. WB]
At least 190 people were killed and more than 200 taken hostage by Syrian rebels financed by private Gulf donors in an August 4 military offensive in the Latakia governorate, according to a Human Rights Watch report.