August 16th, 2012
10:39 AM ET

Besieged Syrians in 'horrific' spot as kidnappings continue in Lebanon

The Syrian government pounded the country's largest city Thursday, using aerial forces to shell neighborhoods and intensifying the siege that has become a focal point of the country's civil war.

Meanwhile, in neighboring Lebanon, another person was kidnapped in an incident believed to be linked to the violence in Syria.

At least 89 people were killed across Syria on Thursday, according to the opposition Local Coordination Committees in Syria (LCC). The deaths included 49 in Aleppo.

At least eight people were killed and more than 50 wounded when shells struck near an Aleppo bakery where people had lined up to buy bread, said Ahmad al-Zaeem, a commander in the rebel Free Syrian Army. At least 150 people have been wounded in the latest violence in Aleppo, he said.

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  1. Bongo™

    What you think about this, Philip?

    August 16, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Time to bring in a cpl of sharp shootin snipers and take Assad to his final resting place!

    August 16, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    I think we should track our own missing children, AIDS and those who carelessly spread it, and military enti tlement fraud as closely as we track Syrian citizens.

    August 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Okay, my post was deleted, and I know why, so I will word it someone differently.

    What is the objective here?
    Leveling the whole country?
    So one of the Kings of Pain can rule over nothing?
    This has gone on far too long and it needs to stop.

    August 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kenney

    @ banasy this world is full o war lords or should i say war mongers look around its in the eyes of many americans today its here to stay, sad isnt it the early sixties where much better then what we have to see now days it makes me sick as well what happened to the love

    August 16, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kenney

    Oh now phillip is jumping back on aids,,,,,ah ha! So if your so hung up on the aids issue phillip then track down that priest that stole your marachino cherry and assault him verbally why take it out on everybody else ? Because its easier to make others i victim just like your favorite preacher made you his victim .

    August 17, 2012 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |