[Marxism] Didn't Patrick Cockburn say the war in Syria was over?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Mar 19 09:23:03 MDT 2017

"Situation is getting worse for Assad regime in Damascus City, these 
minutes. FSA rebels took control of some strategic points in the city.
They also cut the electricity and communications lines in the city.
For the moment, rebels are only 600 meters away from the Abbasieen 
square, which is the main landmark in the centre of Damascus City.
All universities and schools are closed in Damascus City.

4 Assadite tanks and 3 23-mm guns are destroyed, 65 Assadite fighters 
are killed since the clashes began this morning in Damascus City.
44 SAA personnel, including 9 officers, are captured by the rebels since 
this morning in Damascus.

Still no electricity in Damascus as the power station providing the city 
with electricity is under rebels’ control since this morning. (1 hour ago)

General Muhammed Hasan, in charge of SAA [corps] in Jobar district, 
killed by the rebels about 30 min ago.

Damascus streets in regime-held areas of the city are almost empty these 
minutes. Only cars and tanks.

15 SAA and Russian airstrikes on Damascus, but rebels still advance.
Rebels seized Mercedes office in Damascus, minutes ago. (27 mins ago)
4th VBIED action in Damascus City, 20 min ago, followed by new offensive 
against SAA forces.

Activists say the death toll for SAA rose to over 85.
Rebels detonated tunnel bomb under SAA headquarters in North Hama, 30 
min ago. Dozens of killed."

-- Tweet storm by Fuad Hudaverdiyev

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