News Brief 8/22/2013, Elul 16, 5773
MK: Expect More Massacres in Syria
MK Ayoub Kara, who communicates regularly with rebel groups in Syria, said that it appeared that President Bashar al-Assad was planning to intensify his campaign to eradicate the opposition. The alleged chemical attack that killed hundreds of people in a suburb of Damascus Wednesday could be the first of many to come, said Kara, and could portend even worse attacks.
Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Kara said that Assad was fighting for his survival. “Assad still has other weapons he can use,” Kara said. “He will get even more cruel as he fights to the last drop of blood to stay in power.”