September 27, 2012

Syria regime tells public in mass-text message that it's "game over" for rebels

damascus_military_hq_152783067_620x350-1.jpeg Syrian authorities on Thursday sent text messages over cell phones nationwide with a message for rebels fighting President Bashar Assad's regime: "Game over." CBS News reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe messages signed by the Syrian Arab Army also urged the rebels to surrender their weapons and warned the countdown to evict foreign fighters has begun. The texts appear to be part of the regime's psychological battle against the rebels, but are highly unlikely to have any effect on fighters intent on toppling Assad.

People with cellular subscriptions received the messages while those with prepaid phones did not, residents in the Syrian capital said.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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