Friday, August 30, 2013

Syrian Military Evacuations in and Around Damascus

Al Arabiya is reporting that armored vehicles and soldiers have left Damascus International Airport and were headed to the nearby town of Huran al-Awameen. They also report that according to a source from the Free Syrian Army the headquarters of the command forces and the country’s air force, near Kafr Sousa in Damascus were partially evacuated. 

(Map as of 15:18, August 30, 2013)

This information echoes chatter from activists on Twitter that indicates that the Syrian armed forces are moving out of known military areas that might be possible targets of an international strike. These activists indicate that in some cases, schools in heavily populated are being used as temporary military headquarters.