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Syrian tanks amass near Turkish border, rebels say

Posted By yihan On June 29, 2012 @ 2:29 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Friday, June 29, 2012

A general in the rebel Free Syria Army said on Friday that Syrian government forces had amassed around 170 tanks north of the city Aleppo, near the Turkish border, but there was no independent confirmation of the report.

General Mustafa al-Sheikh, head of the Higher Military Council, an association of senior officers who defected from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces, said the tanks had assembled at the Infantry School near the village of Musalmieh northeast of the city of Aleppo, 30 kms (19 miles) from the Turkish border.

“The tanks are now at the Infantry School. They’re either preparing to move to the border to counter the Turkish deployment or attack the rebellious (Syrian) towns and villages in and around the border zone north of Aleppo,” Sheikh told Reuters by telephone from the border.

He said the tanks were mostly from the 17th Mechanized Division.

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[3] Syrian rebels ‘using Turkish refugee camps as base’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-talks-tough-as-syrian-violence-boils-over-border.html

[4] Turkish military on war preparedness after Syrian Scud Ds moved to border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkish-military-on-war-preparedness-after-syrian-scud-ds-moved-to-border.html

[5] Syrian rebels armed with first T-62 tanks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-armed-with-first-t-62-tanks.html

[6] The Syrian-Turkish Border Is A Flashpoint For WWIII: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-syrian-turkish-border-is-a-flashpoint-for-wwiii.html

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