Syria texting rebels 'game over' - Macleans.ca
 

Syria texting rebels ‘game over’


 

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.


 
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