It appears as though most people are becoming increasingly aware of what is becoming a violent civil conflict in Syria. Both Hillary Clinton and Russian FM Sergey Lavrov have diagnosed the current situation as such. Given the brazen recent attack on the Baath Party headquarters in Damascus, the relatively quiet stronghold of Baath power in Syria, it is hard for one to avoid the fact that the Syrian conflict is changing in a drastic way.
Syrian activists say several rocket-propelled grenades hit a ruling Baath Party building in Damascus Sunday, not long before the Arab League rejected amendments from President Bashar al-Assad’s government to a plan that would end Syria’s deepening crisis.
The Local Coordination Committees activist network and several residents reported numerous explosions in the center of the Syrian capital. They said fire trucks headed to the area amid a heavy police presence. There was no immediate verification of the reports, and other eyewitnesses saw no signs of damage.
The Free Syrian Army, a group of dissident soldiers based in neighboring Turkey, claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Free Syrian Army, formed by defectors from the Syrian armed forces, recently announced their establishment.
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