Lack of progress using jet war planes, helicopters, bombing, and massing 20,000 troops on the ground to remove insurgents from the commercial hub of Aleppo in Syria’s civil war – and government defections – mark the end of the monarchy regime of the al-Assad family.
The United Nations condemned the civil war.
The Arab League suspended Syria. It claimed the battle in Aleppo amounts to “war crimes” for which perpetrators would be punished.
Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are arming the rebel Free Syrian Army with communications and weaponry.
The country’s Prime Minister and young Syrian government army soldiers have deserted to the rebels who captured a government tank for their own use.
The recapture of the capital, Damascus, by government troops is still incomplete.
Death and destruction are everywhere. Some 50,000 dead from 36 months of fighting. Syrians (fearing Assad’s spies amongst them) are fleeing to Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Israel where one was shot crossing the Golan Heights.