December 26, 2012

Assad's War on the Bread Lines

Steven Sotloff, Foreign Policy

AP Photo

The regime has frequently bombed crowded bread lines staffed by rebels because they are easy targets -- even for the most inexperienced fighter pilots. On Sunday, Dec. 23, dozens of civilians were killed when a fighter jet made several bombing runs over a bread line in the city of Halfaya, in the central province of Hama.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Bashar al-Assad, Syria


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