Press TV – Syria army retakes Qara town in al-Qalamoun
The Syrian army has regained full control of the Qara town in the strategic al-Qalamoun area in the countryside of the capital Damascus.
The strategic town, seized on Tuesday, is nearly 50 kilometers north of Damascus.
Qalamoun region is used by foreign-backed militants to cross into Syria from Lebanon.
globalresearch.ca – The “Progressive Left Anti-War” Movement: Bowing before the Inquisitors on Syria
One of the problems for the left is the desperate need of too many of its best and brightest to maintain legitimacy “in the mainstream”. In practice, those who could be advancing radical new agendas or ways of thinking to deal with the catastrophic problems we face end up spending too much time watching their backs, toning down their message and trying to promote their careers.