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Rebels, regime set sights on Aleppo

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 01:13

Syrian rebels fired mortars on a government building near a major prison in Aleppo as they faceoff for control of one of the country's most critical regions. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Improvising with tape and other household items, rebels are trying to make their mark in Aleppo --- the Syrian province which is home to the country's oldest and largest city. Today's target is a government building near a major prison where presumably some of their fellow members are being held, according to this video which was posted to the internet whose content Reuters cannot independently verify. Gaining control here won't be easy. They're not just battling the government, they're also in some cases battling other opposition fighters like these Nuruddin al-Zinki militants, according While both groups are targeting the military today, shifting alliances and splinter groups can make it difficult for many to know who is friend or foe. As explosions rocked the area--- a new report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims more than 700 people have been killed in clashes throughout the country in what is the bloodiest fighting since the civil war began.

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Rebels, regime set sights on Aleppo

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 01:13