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Military helicopters pound Aleppo as onslaught looms

Posted By admin On July 28, 2012 @ 4:23 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Giles Elgood
Reuters [1]
July 28, 2012

(Reuters) – Military helicopters pounded a rebel-held district of Aleppo on Saturday and armoured units positioned themselves for an onslaught that could determine the fate of Syria’s biggest city, opposition sources said.

Turkey, once a friend but now a fierce critic of the Syrian government, joined growing diplomatic pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, calling for international steps to deal with the military build-up.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition group which collects information on the 16-month-old uprising against Assad, reported helicopter attacks on the central Salaheddine district of Aleppo and fighting elsewhere in the city.

“Helicopters are participating in clashes at the entrance of Salaheddine district and bombarding it,” the group said in an emailed statement. “There are also violent clashes at the entrances to Sakhour district.”

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[1] Reuters: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/07/28/uk-syria-crisis-idUKBRE86H18C20120728

[2] Syria health ministry: 25 killed Aleppo blasts: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-health-ministry-25-killed-aleppo-blasts.html

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

[4] Car bomb explodes in major Syrian city of Aleppo: http://www.prisonplanet.com/car-bomb-explodes-in-major-syrian-city-of-aleppo.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] Syria rebels overrun key Aleppo air base: NGO: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-rebels-overrun-key-aleppo-air-base-ngo.html

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