| 13.02,12. 08:13 PM |
Arab League Ask the UN to Dispatch a Joint Peacekeeping Mission to Syria
Farah News Online: The Arab League called upon the United Nations to dispatch a joint peacekeeping mission to Syria after the regime intensified its security campaign against civilians. The League also decided to end the observers’ mission as well as cut off all diplomatic ties and implement additional economic sanctions, after hundreds were killed in the regime’s latest crackdown during the past week.
Assad’s forces killed at least 27 today; three were killed under torture, and most fell in the provinces of Homs and Idlib that are undergoing heavy military campaigns. Assad’s forces shelled the northern entrance of the city of Rastan, while the city of Maaret Noman was bombarded with rockets.
South of the country, regime forces conducted a massive sweeping campaign in the town of Tesil in the province of Daraa, amidst the arrival of additional reinforcements near the town. At the same time, armed forces stationed at a security checkpoint in the neighbourhood of Barzeh in the capital Damascus opened heavy random fire at the houses in the area.
The regime started dispatching the new T-82 tanks it received from Russia last month. The tanks cannot be destroyed by normal RPGs, only Cobra rockets would work.