Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Syrian rebels prepare to seize eastern oil city

Syrian rebels are launching a major operation to take control of the strategic eastern city of Deir al-Zor after pushing out government forces from oil-producing areas around it, a rebel commander said.

If they seize the city, the rebels will control a whole province for the first time in the 22-month-old Syrian uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/12/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE91A0MU20130212