Thursday, 21 August 2014
As IS advances, Syrian rebels reinforce northern strategic town
'Abu Maryam had hardly finished his interview when a warplane roared overhead. A military commander started shouting and ordered the soldiers to deploy. The warplane flew over the city several times before firing a missile, wounding four civilians and destroying houses.'
That's one of Assad's warplanes, acting in concert with the Islamic State assault on the rebels.
' "This tumor needs to be removed immediately. They've harmed the image of Islam a lot. We had never been defeated by the regime until they showed up," said an opposition fighter who was stationed with his colleagues in the agricultural fields in Marea.'