Syria rebel chieftain killed; Assad forces bomb besieged town




 
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November 19th, 2013  
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Topic: Syria rebel chieftain killed; Assad forces bomb besieged town


By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Dominic Evans AMMAN/ARSAL, Lebanon (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's forces fired rocket and artillery barrages on a besieged mountain town near Lebanon on Monday in a push to capture the strategic area following advances against rebels in Damascus and in the north of Syria. In a separate setback for the fighters, a prominent rebel leader died overnight in a Turkish hospital of wounds suffered in an air raid on Aleppo. ...

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