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Saturday, April 7, 2012

US: New satellite images show Syria's Assad poised to hit residential areas

Note: This story is nearly Identical to the Story during the 1st Week in Feb 2012.

Article April 2012: Facebook (Robert Ford, United States released satellite images on Friday that it said showed Syria has artillery poised to hit residential areas) Source

Article February 2012: Facebook (Robert Ford, on Friday said he posted satellite imagery on Facebook to show proof of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces attacking residential neighborhoods.) Source

Continue Article Apr. 2012: Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, posted the commercial satellite images on Facebook in what seemed an effort to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to pull back forces as called for in a peace plan devised by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Annan is trying to end more than a year of violence in which Assad's forces have sought to crush pro-democracy demonstrations across Syria.

While Ford said Syrian forces had indeed withdrawn from some areas, he cited media reports that they had fired artillery at residential areas in several towns over the last two days and had carried out "arrest sweeps" in Damascus suburbs. Read More