Violence continues to rage in Syria where government forces and rebels are clashing in the two main fronts of Damascus and Aleppo. Earlier today, a bombing struck the headquarters of Syria’s state broadcaster, injuring several people. The regime of Bashar al-Assad appears to be preparing a ground assault in Aleppo with reports of some 20,000 troops surrounding the city. At the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern for Aleppo residents.
Ban Ki-moon: “Aleppo, one of the most ancient and storied cities in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the epicenter of a vicious battle between the Syrian government and those who wish to replace it. The acts of brutality that are being reported may constitute crimes against humanity or war crimes. Such acts must be investigated and the perpetrators held to account.”
(www.democracynow.org / 06.08.2012)