Free Syrian Army improving their combat skills

According to the usually reliable Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in London, rebels told the group that more than 100 Syrian soldiers were killed over the weekend. The human rights group was able to confirm the death of 80 Syrian soldiers, including 57 on Saturday. That is at least 4 times the number killed in any comparable period and may indicate that the FSA is improving as a viable military threat to the Assad regime. BBC: At least 19 soldiers, eight rebels and 19 civilians were killed in violence on Sunday, the UK-based group added. Another 89 were killed on Saturday, including 57 soldiers, which the SOHR said was the largest number of fatalities the military had suffered in a single day since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011. SOHR head Sami Abdul Rahman told AFP news agency that there had been a sharp increase in the number of clashes between the army and rebels over the weekend. "Troops are vulnerable to heavy losses because...(Read Full Post)