News Brief 7/17/2012, Tammuz 27, 5772
Assad Pulls Troops from Israeli Border to Defend Damascus
Syrian President Bashar Assad has pulled troops from the Israeli border to defend Damascus against rebels, Israeli army intelligence chief Said Tuesday.
"The Syrian military is acting very brutally, which shows the regime is desperate. Its control of Damascus is getting weaker," Major-General Aviv Kochavi told a parliamentary committee, according to a Knesset spokesman, whose remarks were reported by Reuters.