Syria: the Opposition Is in Retreat By Petr Lvov

7 June 2013 — New Eastern Outlook

With financial assistance from Qatar and Saudi Arabia drying up and the flow of weapons from Turkey and Lebanon slowing, what had to happen now has: The rebels have begun retreating in panic under the Syrian Army’s onslaught. This is occurring against the backdrop of bad things happening for the rebels: Continue reading

Syria: al-Qusayr liberated

21 May 2013 —Voltaire Network

The Syrian army, backed by members of Hezbollah, liberated the city of al-Qusayr. 80,000 Christians had fled their homes for more than six months, under the threat of mainly foreign jihadists, supported by NATO and the GCC.

The liberation of al-Qusayr puts an end to the intense fighting in the district of Homs. The city of Homs itself should be purged in the coming days.