Assad's forces pound rebel stronghold in Aleppo




 
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Assad's forces pound rebel stronghold in Aleppo
 
August 5th, 2012  
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Assad's forces pound rebel stronghold in Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian army tanks shelled Aleppo on Sunday and a helicopter gunship strafed rebel positions with heavy machinegun fire as they fought for control of the country's biggest city and key battleground of the 17-month uprising. After U.N. Security Council paralysis on Syria forced peace envoy Kofi Annan to resign last week, and with his ceasefire plan a distant memory, rebels have been battered by the government onslaught in Aleppo and the capital Damascus. ...




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