03 Feb '12, 9pm

#Homs #HomsMassacre Syria army "nears collapse"

#Homs #HomsMassacre Syria army "nears collapse"

BEIRUT: The Syrian army is slowly disintegrating as troop morale plummets and more soldiers defect to join rebels fighting a regime crackdown against dissent, a spokesman for the Free Syrian Army said Friday. "The regular army is in a pitiful state and getting close to collapsing," said Major Maher Nouaimi, who is based with the FSA in Turkey, in a telephone interview. "Even though the army has huge military capabilities, soldiers no longer have the will to fight or are ready to do so." Nouaimi said there was also growing discontent among officers and the rank and file against army commanders, who are largely drawn from President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite community, an off-shoot of Shiite Islam. Most of the conscripts in the military are from Syria's majority Sunni Muslim community. A growing number have been defecting and joining the Free Syrian Army (FSA) as the 11-month...

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