Syria: Executive Summary tryout, 4/7

To give you an overview of the latest news, we’ve organized the latest Syrian developments in a curated summary.

Protests in Zaatari refugee camp, which houses over 588,000 Syrians, have alarmed U.N. observers. #

“The explosion in the Old City of Homs occurred when a car bomb that rebels were preparing detonated prematurely. It killed 30 to 40 fighters, including two field commanders, according to insurgents reached by telephone and text message in the area, which the government has blockaded,” writes Anne Barnard and Mohammed Ghannam. #

The message from the government is clear: It is winning, and it can afford to be magnanimous. #

He endorsed a previous call for Islamic arbitration over the death of al-Suri. #

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