Syrian President Bashar Al Assad yesterday made a TV appeal for patience, as the state military continues to implement his plan of nationwide opinion-cleansing.
Heavy shelling has been seen in Damascus, Aleppo and Idlib, but Mr Assad was keen to reassure inhabitants of Syria’s other major cities that they would not be forgotten, adding that security forces were "doing a heroic job in every sense".
The regime’s task has been made harder by the incessant movement of Syrian people; about 1.2 million of whom have declined Mr Assad’s offer of “staying where they are and waiting their turn”, as they shamelessly attempt to advance themselves to the front of the queue.
But when asked whether he would consider creating “humanitarian buffer zones” within Syria, Mr Assad appeared confused, shouting “Humanitarian? If you’re just going to go around making up words, this interview is over.”