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June 23, 2013 11:57 am

CNN: Palestinian Snipers Fight for Assad (VIDEO)

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Screen shot of a sniper fighting on the side of Bashar al-Assad. Photo: CNN.

Ynet – Palestinian refugees serving in sniper units throughout Syria’s capital Damascus are helping President Bashar Assad cling to power, three years after the eruption of the bloody civil war that has claimed the lives of more than 90,000 people. CNN reporter Fred Pleitgen accompanied the snipers during a day of fierce battles in the Damascus suburb of Yarmouk.

“We’re on the front line with Palestinians fighting for the Assad regime. Snipers do much of the fighting, and death can come any second,” Pleitgen says in a video released by CNN.

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