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Fighting escalates in Syria’s Aleppo

Friday, July 27, 2012

Laaska News   July  27,   2012

By VOR

Fighting has escalated between the government troops and armed rebels for Syria’s second largest city Aleppo.

The city, known as Syria’s economic capital, was seized by units of the so-called Free Syrian Army a week ago.

They built barricades and fortified Aleppo. According to the SANA news agency, the militants have taken several civilians hostage and are using them as human shields. They have committed atrocious acts and staged pogroms throughout the week.

They specifically attacked police stations and private companies, and terrorized residents. According to Syria’s Al-Watan newspaper, several thousand armed Islamists, mostly mercenaries from Arab countries involved with the al-Qaeda terrorist network, have concentrated on the southern and southeastern outskirts of Aleppo.

All of them had infiltrated into Syria through the Turkish border, which is near the city. The militants have also blocked the motorway to Aleppo international airport.

TASS
Jul 27, 2012