Claimed footage of the first Alawite woman to defect from the #Syrian army, Colonel Zubaida al-Miqi:
Al-Miqi says, according to The Guardian, “My people, my sect: the ongoing conflict in Syria now is a conflict between the oppressor and the oppressed and that means the conflict was never between religious sects and minorities but the regime is turning it to a sectarian conflict to contain the revolution and destroy it.”
Syria. An opposition conference due to take place in Qatar has been postponed until November, at the urging of western governments, to encourage wider representation.
The conference is being presented as “major makeover”, with new political and civil society groups, from inside and outside Syria, joining the Syrian National Council.