Friday, August 30, 2013

Activists Warn that Detainees Being Moved to Evacuated Military Sites in Syria

Syrian activists on twitter are raising the alarm that the regime is moving detainees out of prisons and into evacuated military bases that they think might targeted by a foreign strike. A UN source confirmed that the chemical weapons inspection team has witnessed prisoner movements during their time in Damascus. Activists have also reported that the security forces and Shabiha are forcing the detainees to wear military uniforms.

Additionally, a source inside of Syria has reported that the al-Qaeda affiliated group the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is taking down their flags from checkpoints in Aleppo and replacing them with the flag of the Syrian opposition. Presumably this move is to avoid being targeted by a foreign attack.