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Western-backed rebels kill 150 Syrian soldiers in northern Aleppo: activists

Posted By admin On July 26, 2013 @ 10:27 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Xinhua [1]
July 26, 2013

As many as 150 government troops were killed when Western-backed rebels stormed a pro-government town in northern Syria’s province of Aleppo earlier this week, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday.

The report said around 51 of those killed were summarily executed by the rebels, including about 30 officers and warrant officers.

Forces of the Syrian opposition retook the strategic town of Khan al-Asal last Monday, the Observatory said.

The town, located in northern Aleppo, has been a battlefield for months in the Syrian conflict since March, when the Syrian government accused the opposition of using chemical weapons there.

The alleged victory is the first the opposition has claimed in months. They suffered a major defeat in the border town of al- Qussair in June, and lost swaths of areas in central Homs province recently.

The latest development came after a U.S. Pentagon official recently warned that the Syrian conflict has severely deteriorated and could last “many, many months, to multiple years,” regardless of whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stays in power.


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[1] Xinhua: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-07/26/c_132577696.htm

[2] 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

[3] Syria rebels overrun key Aleppo air base: NGO: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-rebels-overrun-key-aleppo-air-base-ngo.html

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

[6] Syrian rebels kill dozens of Assad’s forces in fresh clashes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-kill-dozens-of-assads-forces-in-fresh-clashes.html

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