#BreakingNews: Syrian jets bomb #FSA headquarters close to border with Turkey, activists say
TURKISH ANTI-AIRCRAFT DEFENSES FIRE AT SYRIAN WARPLANES: ARABIYA.
Syria rebels say two regime planes have been dropping bombs on the village of Atma, on the Turkish border
Syria rebels seize key dam on Euphrates: watchdog
Assad’s Troops Wipe Out a Playground Full of Children in Syria
At a certain point, it seemed like much of the world grew numb to the violence in Syria. But it’s hard not to be disturbed by a new video showing a street littered with children’s bloody bodies.
The scene is from Deir al-Asafir, a rebel-held town in the outskirts of Damascus where a Syrian government airstrike killed as many as ten children on Sunday.
Opposition sources told both R..trs and CNN that planes flown by Assad loyalists peppered the suburb with cluster bombs, one of which hit a playground full of children playing.
A YouTube video shows the aftermath. (Be careful clicking through to that video — It is disturbing and graphic.)
Activists in Syria say a government jet has dropped a cluster bomb on a playground, leaving 10 children dead.
Update: Syrian planes targeting Free Syrian Army’s headquarters appear to have missed their targets; Turkish fighter scrambled
Russian expert warns of possibility of large-scale war in Middle East
The planned deployment by NATO countries of Patriot air defence systems on Turkey’s Syria border will actually amount to the imposition of a no-fly zone for Syrian aircraft in circumvention of the UN Security Council. The opinion has been voiced by the leading research fellow of the Russian Institute for Oriental Studies, Vladimir Kudelev.
He feels that Patriot systems may drastically influence the fighting between the government troops and the opposition in the north of Syria, since the militants will thus get a 200 kilometre – to 250 kilometre-wide “umbrella” all along the Syrian-Turkish border.
The deployment of Patriots would also undermine the role of the UN Security Council, which, experts feel, would hardly authorize any proposal to impose a no-fly zone for Syrian aircraft.