Syrian regime shows signs of crumbling

The slaughter of more than 220 people last Thursday night in Tremseh, a rural hamlet in Hama province, has piled further pressure on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

14th July, 2012
Syrian regime shows signs of crumbling
Syrian troops use a multiple rocket launcher in a live fire exercise last week. Photo: AP

The slaughter of more than 220 people last Thursday night in Tremseh, a rural hamlet in Hama province, has piled further pressure on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and on the international community. For the third time since May, a Sunni-majority village surrounded by Alawite-populated townships has been targeted, apparently by forces loyal to Assad's government.

"It appears that Alawite militiamen from surrounding villages descended on Tremseh after its rebel defenders pulled out, and started killing the...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago