Syria – Aleppo cleared of rebels
Laaska News August 22, 2012
After two days of intense fighting the Syrian army has driven rebel units out of two Christian districts of the county’s northern capital Aleppo.
According to Suriya el-An news agency dozens of rebels were killed on Tuesday in areas surrounding Ferhat square in the the city’s Tilal and Djeida districts.
Five rebel commanders were captured, along with large amounts of weapons and explosives.
Aug 22, 2012
Fierce fighting underway in Aleppo
Fierce fighting is underway in the center of Syrian Aleppo. A Japanese woman journalist has died after severe injuries.
In the south of the city helicopters have attacked rebel positions. Skirmishes can be heard in the center of Aleppo.
The flow of refugees is heading for safer western areas of the city, as military operations continue in the suburbs of Damascus, as well as on the Jordanian-Syrian border.
According to Agence France Presse around 100 people were killed in Syria on Monday.
Aug 21, 2012