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Syrian rebels keep fighting

Issue No. 2325

The United Nations (UN) has waved through more sanctions on Syria—freezing the assets of 28 individuals and two companies.

Meanwhile Turkish government officials searched an Armenian plane carrying aid to Syria to check for weapons. Turkey has been attempting to assert its control over the conflict in Syria. The UN has has equated rebel and government forces, calling on both to cease fire.

The West wants to hijack the revolt completely and to have control of any new government that replaces the dictator Bashar al-Assad. Turkey wants to be seen as a power player in the region.

But the Syrian people started this revolt. For over a year they have defied bloody repression to keep up their fight for their freedom. They can finish it on their own—without the meddling of the West and its allies.

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Tue 16 Oct 2012, 16:05 BST
Issue No. 2325
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