Syrian launches offensive against rebel hotbed

23.12.2011                      27.Kislev. 5772                       Channuka 3

Syrien-Aufstand:

Syrian launches offensive against rebel hotbed

Idlib province – site of recent violence that killed over 100 soldiers and civilians – targeted by Syrian forces.

Syrian troops on Thursday pursued an offensive in a region where activists reported the deadliest assault in a nine-month-old crackdown on unrest, as the vanguard of an Arab League team set to monitor compliance with a peace plan headed for Damascus.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two people were killed in gunfire during a raid on a village by the army and security forces on Thursday, while soldiers backed by tanks and armored troop carriers swept into the town of Khan Sheikhoun. Various media sources are reporting updated numbers of between 15 – 30 civilians killed Thursday….