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June 29, 2012 5:26 pm

Report: Deadly Friday in Syria as Opposition Captures Assad Generals

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Major-General Robert Mood (centre) in the town of Al-Rastan, Homs province, Syria. Photo: UN/N. Singh

NY Times – Syria’s opposition on Friday reported the deadliest 24-hour period so far in the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad and said rebel fighters had seized two Syrian generals, one of them the highest-ranking officer to fall into insurgent hands.

Accounts of the intensified mayhem in Syria came as Kofi Annan, the special envoy for the United Nations and the Arab League, prepared to hold a high-level meeting in Geneva that includes the five permanent members of the Security Council to rescue his sidelined Syrian peace plan from total irrelevance.

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