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Syrian Forces Press Against Rebels In Aleppo, Damascus

Posted By admin On August 26, 2012 @ 4:39 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Glen Carey
Bloomberg [1]
Aug 26, 2012

Syrian forces used helicopters and heavy weapons as they tried to push rebels from Aleppo and Damascus after United Nations monitors completed their withdrawal from the country.

Government forces attacked rebel positions in Aleppo, the country’s largest city, with helicopter gunships, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [2] said on its Facebook page yesterday. Clashes also took place around Damascus and in Daraa, the U.K.-based group said.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces killed 440 people yesterday, the opposition Local Coordination Committees said in an e-mailed statement. Among the victims were 221 people in the Damascus suburb of Dariya, the opposition Syrian National Council said on its Facebook page. Many of the dead in Dariya were killed execution-style, the Coordination Committees said. Thirty-nine soldiers died in the fighting yesterday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [3] said.

State-run Syrian television said Syrian forces had killed “terrorists” in Dariya and confiscated weapons and explosives.

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[1] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-25/syrian-forces-press-offensive-against-rebels-in-aleppo-damascus.html

[2] Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: http://www.syriahr.com/

[3] Human Rights: http://topics.bloomberg.com/human-rights/

[4] Syrian rebels fire chemical weapons in Aleppo, killing 16 – state news agency: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-fire-chemical-weapons-in-aleppo-killing-16-state-news-agency.html

[5] Western-backed rebels kill 150 Syrian soldiers in northern Aleppo: activists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/western-backed-rebels-kill-150-syrian-soldiers-in-northern-aleppo-activists.html

[6] 31 Syrian inmates killed by rebels’ bombardment on Aleppo’s central prison: http://www.prisonplanet.com/31-syrian-inmates-killed-by-rebels-bombardment-on-aleppos-central-prison.html

[7] Syrian rebels declare Damascus airport now military target: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-declare-damascus-airport-now-military-target.html

[8] Car bomb explodes in major Syrian city of Aleppo: http://www.prisonplanet.com/car-bomb-explodes-in-major-syrian-city-of-aleppo.html

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