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...

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