Assad hopes the world’s watching the Olympics instead of witnessing an ancient city of over 2 million souls being put to the sword.
Reports from online activists predict that the 4th brigade of the Syrian army – known for its brutality and headed by Maher Assad, the notorious brother of Bashar al-Assad – is heading toward Aleppo to fight the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) battalions that took control of several areas of the city.
The FSA confronted the loyalist forces as they moved north from on Idlib and Hama. However, as of this writing, the 4th brigade is entering the city with all its weight. The next two days are expected to be the worst for us in the 16-month-old uprising. Any massive assault on Aleppo city might cause a humanitarian disaster that will dwarf Srebrenica or Rwanda.