Update: Russian Ambassador to France Aleksandr Orlov floated the idea that Syrian leader Assad may be willing to step down if the transition is civilized. As Russia is her main ally, even though the Syrian government is denying the report, one can expect such a trial balloon to come thru Russia.
Meanwhile a Syrian General who fled to Turkey says that the Assad regime is moving chemical weapons into positions held by government troops that surround opposition forces. It is unclear whether Assad would really use them against his people or if they’re a bargaining chip for a deal.
Saturday was the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan but even so, the fighting continues.