Violence, bloodshed, and murder increases in Syria while the Assad regime offers lip service to the international community and United Nations time limit for its troop withdrawal and combat operation cessation.
According to Today’s Zaman, an internationally backed military intervention in Syria should occur as a final option for resolving the Syrian predicament, considering that contemporary international attempts are incapable of fixing the problems and the struggle for Syria will not conclude within the near future, according to many political observers.
Gulf Today reported that the Syrian government seems to have pulled back troops from towns and cities ahead of a UN-brokered cease fire deal, but in other places Syrian forces were either kept in place or simply removed around other troops and combat vehicles, according to the US ambassador to the country.
Furthermore, hundreds of Syrian refugees continue to pour into Turkey, bringing the number to more than 25,000. The refugees have sought safety in the neighboring country, according to a Turkish official. Additionally, 13 dead persons were discovered abandoned on the street in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday with gunshots in their head and blood soaking the street, according to activist video images.
The Pak Observer reported that Syrian government forces were shelling rebel areas, while conducting combat offensives against rebel-held cities murdering 53 civilians across the nation. The U.S. posted online satellite images showing troop deployments that cast further doubt on whether the regime intends to comply with an internationally supported peace strategy. Syria has artillery positioned to attack residential regions and they have moved forces from one city to another town, according to press reports.
Finally, according to Gulf Times, nearly 130 people were reported killed across Syria, 86 of them civilians, when the regime forces pressed a protest crackdown. According to DW.DE, Turkey's premier mentioned that Ankara will wait to see if the violence in Syria breaks after the Tuesday deadline. Or else, his nation could take unspecified action in Syria.