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Rebels, government forces battle for Aleppo

Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 - 00:53

June 15 - Rebel fighters clung to positions in the ruins of Aleppo where they are engaged in a fierce battle with government forces for control of Syria's largest city. Deborah Gembara reports.

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This is Aleppo where rebels are in a building by building battle with government forces --- both determined to control Syria's largest city. The stakes here are even higher following the military's win in Qusair. Both Aleppo and the city of Deir Al Zoir came under heavy fire according to video posted to a social media website whose content Reuters cannot indepedently verify. And in the capital, government warplanes pounded rebel strong holds -- just a day after the U.S. announced it would help arming opposition fighters.

Rebels, government forces battle for Aleppo

Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 - 00:53

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