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Assad Violates Ceasefire in Syria

By William Tucker It’s not really a surprise that the ceasefire was violated, that is, if one could claim it was ever implemented in the first place. The regime played the blame game, as expected here on IHS, that it was the opposition forces that broke the agreement forcing Assad to respond in kind. Coming to Assad’s aid in record time was Russia.

UN Security Council Condemns Syria Violence

By William Tucker

The United Nations Security Council formally condemned the violence against unarmed protesters in Syria today, but did not call for a Libyan style intervention. The resolution did little to dissuade the Assad regime from continuing the assault on the city of Hama. Recent reports indicate that Syrian soldiers, backed by tanks and artillery, have moved into the city center to break the protests.