Lebanese Reporting Syrian Coup d' Etat

The media is very tight in Syria but there are reports coming out that a Coup d’Etat may have happened in the capital of Damascus last night. From Lebanese Foundation for Peace:

A Coup d’ Etat took place in Damascus late last night..

Intelligence reports coming from within the Syrian Military Command indicate the following:


A rebellion split The Syrian Army in two factions .

Since yesterday , Damascus is under the de facto control of the Syrian Army, under the command of Syrian Interior Minister Ghazi Kanaan, and supported by Syrian Intelligence General Rustom Ghazaleh, Syrian military General Ali Safi, and Firas Tlass son of former Minister of Defence, Mustafa Tlass. The group rebelled against the decision of President Bashar el Assad to withdraw from Lebanon and seized the Damascus military yesterday.

Around 3 am, Damascus time, the Syrian Air Force bombarded two military airfields around Damascus, the Air force base of Dumair, and the Air force base of Katana. Also, late night around 3 am, the Syrian Air force bombarded military positions of the Syrian Army west of the city of Homs.

President Bachar el Assad retreated secretly to the city of Aleppo where he is temporarily holding ground. He is massing special forces troops loyal to him and preparing himself to take back Damascus by force.

Update: Publius Pundit has the goods on this story. It appears to be bogus. The real question is why would LFP post this?

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