Violence is intensifying in Syria, with reports of fighter jets bombing the city of Aleppo. If these reports are confirmed, the use of jets could mark a turning point in the 17-month-long uprising.
In a speech delivered in Washington, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said insurgents attempting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad were gaining ground. She called these safe haven for “further actions by the opposition.”
On top of that, there are reports that another ambassador to Assad has fled — that’s the second defection in two weeks. Amr Al Azm is a former member of the Syrian National Council and professor of history at Shawnee State University.