Syrian rebels deploy tank as Aleppo battle rages




 
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August 2nd, 2012  
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Topic: Syrian rebels deploy tank as Aleppo battle rages


ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian rebels turned the gun of a captured tank against government forces on Thursday, shelling a military airbase used by war planes in the battle for Aleppo. President Bashar al-Assad's troops meanwhile bombarded the strategic Salaheddine district in Aleppo itself with tank and artillery fire supported by combat aircraft while rebels tried to consolidate their hold on areas they have seized. In the capital Damascus, troops overran a suburb on Wednesday and killed at least 35 people, mostly unarmed civilians, residents and activist organizations said. ...




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