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Best of 2016: Random Stabbings of Regime Soldiers Resemble Palestinian Resistance

Cases of Syrian soldiers being stabbed and run down with cars is on the rise in regime-controlled areas of the country
Best of 2016: Random Stabbings of Regime Soldiers Resemble Palestinian Resistance

Incidents of stabbings against regime soldiers have continued in recent days, as three officers were killed in Damascus after being attacked by the Liwa al-Adiyat opposition group, while a young man last Sunday stabbed a “People’s Committee” militia member in Aleppo.

It seems that the opposition to the regime forces in the areas it controls have begun a new method of attacks in the fight against Assad’s forces, following the example of stabbing and running down which Palestinians carried out against soldiers of the Israeli occupation.

Unknown assailants have also begun attacking regime forces by running them over with cars. The loyalist “Central Homs News Network” noted on its Facebook page on Monday evening that a regime soldier was run over at the water institute in Homs city.

The page said that the act was carried out by an unidentified car with the driver still unknown, stressing that this incident was not the first of its kind. It said the soldier who was hit was being treated and his condition was serious, later announcing that it had news indicating the soldier had died.

It appears these actions, directed against regime forces in areas which have seen a large security improvement, have confounded these forces, as they are swift acts where it is difficult to identify the perpetrator, and because they are carried out in the late hours of the night.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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