US again releases satellite images of Syria

By REUTERS
April 7, 2012 05:10

 
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WASHINGTON - The United States released satellite images on Friday that it said showed Syria has artillery poised to hit residential areas and has moved some forces from one town to another despite calls for a withdrawal.

Robert Ford, the US ambassador to Syria, posted the images on Facebook in what seemed an effort to pressure Syrian President Bashar Assad to pull back forces as called for in a peace plan devised by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

It is not easy for an untrained eye to see the details in the satellite images Ford posted on Friday on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/notes/us-embassy-damascus/a-message-from-ambassador-ford/10150655544736938.

The images were marked with arrows and tank symbols that Ford said indicated the presence of armored vehicles.

Ford said the images showed the withdrawal of tanks from Dael in Deraa province as well as from Taftanaz, a village east of Idlib city in Idlib province.

However, Ford said "the Syrian government simply moved some armored vehicles out of Taftanaz to the nearby town of Zirdana."


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