Syrian opposition activists claim that more than 60 people have been killed during the latest outbreak of violence. That is against a backdrop of the reported advance of armed Syrian anti-regime fighters towards the capital Damascus.
The National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change, one of the leading opposition groups, remains adamant that foreign military intervention would make an already deteriorating situation even worse.
This lack of unity among opposition factions has hampered the growing calls for direct UN involvement. Russia and China, however, remain firmly opposed to a resolution that would leave the door open to foreign military intervention.
Don Debar, anti-war activist and journalist talks to RT suggesting the latest UN Security Council resolution does not uphold the right of the Syrian people to choose their own leadership.
maverablogg.wordpress.com – Syrien: väst vill ha mera blod
americanfreepress.net, 13 jan – Media Accounts of Syrian Unrest Crafted to Twist Public Opinion
voltairenet.org – An Open Letter to the dishonorable Ban Ki-moon
Människor i Syrien berättar om hur deras vardag är.
Protester i London mot krigshetsen – Stop the War protests against Iran and Syria intervention: 28 January 2012