Thu Aug 9, 2012, 12:49 AM
UnrepentantLiberal (11,700 posts)
Syria launches ground assault in Aleppo
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Source: Al Jazeera
Fierce fighting rages in city's key district of Salaheddine.
August 8, 2012
The Syrian army has launched a broad ground assault on rebel-held areas of the besieged city of Aleppo and activists reported clashes as opposition forces fought back in a battle that has raged for more than two weeks.
Syrian forces pulled back from parts of the district of Salaheddine in the northern city of Aleppo after heavy clashes with rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, rebel sources said on Wednesday.
"Street warfare took place, they have inflicted huge loses on Assad's forces who pulled back now. Salaheddine is under the control of the Free Army",Omar, an activist in the area, told the Reuters news agency by Skype. Other rebels confirmed his account.
Images that have emerged from the northern city showed collapsed buildings, and large craters which activists said were caused by shelling.
Read more: http://m.aljazeera.com/story/2012888110599128
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Response to KG (Reply #1)
Thu Aug 9, 2012, 06:46 PM
Alamuti Lotus (2,679 posts)
2. Assad should defect from the regime..
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catch a flight to Jordan and bow before the Saudi-Qatari Kings/Freedomizers. With a few of the right statements to the press, he might even be picked to lead the new government after the allied NATO/Qai'dah task force takes over.
Response to Alamuti Lotus (Reply #2)
Thu Aug 9, 2012, 07:05 PM
Nuclear Unicorn (6,970 posts)
3. NATO? What about all the Russians in the way?
I'm not trying to be flippant, no one is NATO is suggesting ground troops and Russian has troops there already. The Iranians have also pledged to keep Assad in power.
Iraq was ill-advised and that was just a single nation. What you suggest is truly terrifying.