June 11th, 2012
04:32 AM ET

Political moves fail to quell bloodshed in Syria

Despite fresh political maneuvering on both sides of the Syrian crisis, relentless fighting and bloodshed raged on Monday as a peaceful resolution appeared to be a mere fantasy.

In the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, at least two people were killed and dozens injured after regime forces shelled of the cities of Deir Ezzor, Mohsin, Shaheel and Ashara, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said Monday.

Across the country, government forces launched renewed shelling on the anti-regime hotbed of Homs, the LCC said.

Over the weekend, the opposition Syrian National Council elected minority Kurdish activist Abdul Basit Sieda to unite dissidents aimed at ousted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


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  1. Hope

    The wailing game...

    Death to Assad!

    When are his soldiers, ever, going to learn...
    they could be next? Turn Around~~

    June 11, 2012 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sinfully Yours

    Political moves fail to quell bloodshed in Syria – Surprised?!
    Not me...time to let Fat Man and Little Boy do the talking!

    June 11, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |

      Why waste all that weaponry on Syria? Save it for Iran. Just send in Seal Team 6 and be done with it.

      June 11, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Sure, let us elect Seal Team 6 to the Congress and let them run the country. End of all problems.

    And Iran as you would think is not exactly a potential cake-walk , like Iraq. Oh! Let me see here , was that a cake- walk or was it? Got to talk to Cheney to refresh our memory. Does Afghanistan appear somewhere in all of this, BTW ??

    Middle East and South Asia is now a mess of our own making. No wonder that Russia and China are now able to flex their muscles. But no we wouldn't learn.

    June 11, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |