Syria Conducts War Games
- Duration 1:48
- Date Jul 9, 2012
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There is one big piece of news now coming from Russia the United States and its allies.
Spent the entire weekend blasting Moscow for sticking behind the Syrians and appears as though.
Things have changed a little -- just today.
The Russians announced that they would not sell Syria forty fighter jets that had been promised for delivery sometime this year that is significant is the first time the Russians have really come down in publicly penalized.
This Syrian regime of president decided they'd been so support about.
And had been protecting at the UN of course.
The war games by Syria did not help the Syrians in terms of their public image evolving -- ground to ground missiles also seat to -- missiles that was.
Very clearly a threat not only the United States but NATO and also Turkey who is to Syria's north -- very unveiled threat in terms of what the possibilities would be if anyone tried to get involved Syrians also have.
Very extensive air defense systems provided by the Russians they're clearly trying to send a message here -- do not get involved here.
This is the can of worms you're opening Martha.
While they love for the rest the world not to get involved no doubt and what is his status on the violence that's going on inside the country has its own people.
The rebels are still holding on fighting these battles city to city with this Syrian army the problem is the rebels are still.
Badly out -- Apple continues to grow up does this weekend we're hearing reports of at least a hundred perhaps 200.
People killed this weekend alone what we're seeing on the ground here is the rebels take control of one area of the army comes out of its barracks.
Pushes them down there but just as soon as the rebels pulled the army pulls out the rebels come right back in nobody's able to really firmly hold any ground yet --