Syrian authorities have text messaged cellphones across the country with a clear message for rebels fighting against President Bashar Assad: “Game over.”
In the message, rebels were urged to surrender their weapons. Syrians claim they started to receive the messages a day after rebels bombed a military command centre in Damascus. It was a big security breach and showed the regimes weaknesses.
Those with prepaid phones didn’t get the message.
Rebels and Syrian authorities have been in an 18-month conflict. The death toll since March of last year has reportedly topped 30,000. Two-thirds of those casualties were reported in the past six months.