Topic: Sameer Yacoub
The Syrian war continues as airstrikes target opposition-held cities in the northern part of the country. Restrictions against journalists make it difficult to confirm the death tolls, but activists say more than 40 people have been killed.
Syria's rebels, meanwhile, launched an offensive to take Aleppo, a stronghold of the the Assad regime.
The Syrian ambassador to Iraq announced he was resigning his post and joining the opposition, pointing to signs that Assad's regime may be deteriorating.
Iraqi security forces say they seized 25 suspects and 880 pounds of explosives – enough for about 10 car bombs – in a citywide crackdown Tuesday. A military spokesman said a terrorist attack was planned for today.