As the Revolution embraces her second winter and refugees continue to proliferate, rebels advance in the face of all odds, and opposition groups try to take advantage of their second chance at recognition and relevance. Still, there is no end in sight for our crisis, because the thing that can help bring this end about while ensuring that the Revolution has met its goal of toppling the regime while preserving the integrity of the state is still missing: a credible political process.
“the Coalition was designed in order to sidestep the extremists and save the revolution from their ongoing attempts to hijack it. The reluctance of the international community to intervene in the situation earlier had unfortunately strengthened the hand of extremist elements. The sooner the international community supports the Coalition the sooner we can get the revolution back on the right track.” (More)
Tal Shihab, Daraa: local rebels destroy an armored vehicle and kill few pro-Assad militias in the process http://youtu.be/5S6TiXEFql4
The pounding of Damascene neighborhoods and suburbs continues: Jobar http://youtu.be/3A2qDH0Mnek Zabadani http://youtu.be/7paB3K6QyIk Daraya http://youtu.be/_dQx5MBTbtY