I received this email from an organisation calling itself Syrian Free Press. I have no idea how it came to me, or how true the report is. I post it for the readers to decide.
ASSAD’S TROOPS CLOSE IN ON FOREIGN MERCENARIES
…The Syrian game has been immeasurably complicated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Damascus along with Russian intelligence personnel. Photographic proof has been compared of all the outside build-up of violent dissent inside Syria.
Evidently, Bashar al Assad has been given a fortnight within which to “clean up” such centres of rebellion as Homs, not far from the Lebanese border.
spionage related diplomacy is proceeding parallel to the Homs operations. For example, the rebels captured nine Iranian pilgrims taking the land route through Aleppo to Hama and onto the Zainab shrine, in Damascus.
At about the same time, the Syrian Army arrested 49 Turkish soldiers. Ankara asked Tehran to arrange for their release. Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu rushed to Moscow for help. To facilitate a swap, the free Syrian army (a rebel outfit) released the Iranian pilgrims on the Turkish side of the border. The pilgrims have returned to Tehran.
An infinitely more serious situation has arisen in a part of Homs where foreign mercenaries and special forces are surrounded by the Syrian Army. Rather than bomb the Baba Amro area, the Syrian strategy is to capture the foreigners alive and turn the tables on the western media war.
A clue to the veracity of this story came from French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe who is seeking Russian help to create “humanitarian corridors” to allow access to “civilians caught up in the violence”. In fact, an effort is on to have the “corridors” idea included in a new Security Council Resolution the West is trying to rope the Russians into.
The Syrians, meanwhile, are keeping their eyes on the clock and hastening slowly towards tightening the cordon on the Baba Amro locality in Homs. As further good news for them, Jordanian sources confirm the arrest by the Jordanian Army of seven terrorists crossing into Syria.
LINK to Syrian Free Press.