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Assad launches massive assault on Aleppo

Posted By admin On July 25, 2012 @ 12:55 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
July 25, 2012

Syria sent thousands of troops surging towards Aleppo in the early hours of Wednesday, where its forces have been pounding rebel fighters from the air, engulfing the country’s largest city in total warfare to put down a revolt.

Recent days have seen Syria’s 16-month-old uprising transformed from an insurgency in remote provinces into a battle for control of the two main cities, Aleppo and the slightly smaller capital, Damascus, where fighting exploded last week.

President Bashar Assad’s forces have launched massive counter assaults in both cities. They appear to have beaten rebels back from neighborhoods in the capital and are turning towards Aleppo, a commercial hub in the north.

Syrian forces fired artillery and rocket barrages early on Wednesday at the northern Damascus suburb of al-Tel in an attempt to seize the town from rebels, causing mass panic and forcing hundreds of families to flee the area, residents and opposition activists said.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4260159,00.html

[2] Full article here: http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/07/23/48617.htm

[3] Syria crisis: Assad’s forces prepare assault on Aleppo: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-crisis-assads-forces-prepare-assault-on-aleppo.html

[4] DEBKAfile: Rocket fired in Aleppo contained Agent 15: http://www.prisonplanet.com/debkafile-rocket-fired-in-aleppo-contained-agent-15.html

[5] Syrian army and Hizballah capture Homs – opening way to Aleppo and decisive Assad victory: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-army-and-hizballah-capture-homs-opening-way-to-aleppo-and-decisive-assad-victory.html

[6] Syrian Forces Press Against Rebels In Aleppo, Damascus: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-forces-press-against-rebels-in-aleppo-damascus.html

[7] Syrian rebels withdraw fighters from Aleppo stronghold: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-withdraw-fighters-from-aleppo-stronghold.html

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