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The battle for Aleppo

Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 - 00:48

July 20 - Amateur video appears to show Syrian rebels advancing on northern army-held town. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Rebel forces advance on a northern army-held town in Aleppo province. The video, which could not be independently verified by Reuters comes as the army has been attempting a slow build-up of troops around the province in order to retake Aleppo city, once Syria's biggest commercial hub. Aleppo has been mired in a bloody stalemate since rebels launched an offensive in the province last year. So far President Bashar al-Assad's push has been dogged by rebel counter-attacks. But a string of government victories elsewhere in Syria has shifted the tide in Assad's favor after more than two years of bloodshed that activists say has cost 100,000 lives..

The battle for Aleppo

Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 - 00:48

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