Syrian government forces has reinforced its positions in and around Aleppo 0408121

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Conflict in the World - Syria War

 
 
Saturday, August 4, 2012, 08:47 AM
 
Syrian government forces has reinforced its positions in and around Aleppo.
Syrian government forces are preparing a massive assault against the rebels in the city of Aleppo. In the capital Damascus, the forces of the President Bashar al-Assad fight the last rebels with tanks and armoured vehicles.
     
Syrian government forces are preparing a massive assault against the rebels in the city of Aleppo. In the capital Damascus, the forces of the President Bashar al-Assad fight the last rebels with tanks and armoured vehicles
Combat map situation in Aleppo, August 3, 2012
     

Rebels told Reuters journalists inside Aleppo on Friday that they had captured a large police station after days of clashes. Rebel commander Abu Zaher said fighters had taken several police officers prisoner and seized weapons and ammunition.

Other rebels said heavy fighting was taking place in Saleheddine, the main battleground district, where they estimated 20 civilians had been killed. They say 50 of their fighters have been killed there in the last several days.

The Syrian army has reinforced its positions in and around Aleppo over the past two weeks, while conducting daily artillery and aerial bombardments of rebel forces in the city

In the capital Damascus, most of the district was under the control of government forces by early Friday evening. The army had been trying to enter Tadamon for more than a week but was pushed back by fierce resistance from the rebels.

     

Free Syrian Army fighters pose with an opposition flag outside a police station at Al-Ansari in Aleppo August 3, 2012.
 

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