Assad Increases Barrel Bombs
NICOSIA [MENL] -- President Bashar Assad was said to have overseen an
increase in barrel bomb attacks against Sunni rebels in Syria.
The opposition said the Syrian military has intensified its use of
barrel bombs against rebel strongholds. The opposition Syrian Observatory
for Human Rights said the attacks, in which oil drums packed with explosives
are dropped from helicopters, killed nearly 100 people on Feb. 1.