"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Syrian government launches offensive south of Aleppo- The New Arab

Syrian troops have launched an offensive to retake a strategic hilltop village south of Aleppo from armed opposition groups, including al-Qaeda's local franchise.

Al-Manar TV, a pro-government media outlet, said the attack on Tel al-Ais was launched in full force on Tuesday after days of skirmishes in the area. 

Al-Manar is run by Lebanon's Hizballah group, which is fighting alongside Syrian government forces.

The village overlooks a supply line connecting the capital, Damascus, to the northern city of Aleppo, parts of which have been held by opposition groups since 2012.