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Syria’s Assad running out
of troops to fight rebels

Washington Times, by Staff

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Posted By:horacer, 3/12/2013 5:11:35 PM

President Assad Bashar is running out of government troops to fight off rebels, a new report detailing the Syrian leader’s recruitment effort suggests. A Sunni cleric close to Mr. Assad — grand mufti Sheik Ahmad Badr al Deen Hassoun — has issued a decree for more military recruits, The Guardian reports. The decree suggests a dire need; if volunteers don’t step up, the government may start enforcing its compulsory service authorities, The Guardian says.

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The grand mufti´s call to support Assad is causing hysteria in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. This lends credence to reports that Syria is abandoning defense of it´s borders.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LouD, 3/12/2013 6:38:41 PM     (No. 9221704)

We all know how those rebels turned out in Libya and Egypt. American ambassador and others killed, and a couple of regimes no better than those that were overthrown. And Zero wants to send more guns to the Syrian rebels. Yah, that´ll work.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 3/13/2013 6:58:46 AM     (No. 9222166)

Muslims commonly switch sides when one side appears winning. So much for loyalty.

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