On Saturday, after the forces of Bashar al-Assad stormed the country’s second city, Aleppo, the fighting continues.
Heavy fighting resumed Sunday in Aleppo, Syria’s second city where the rebels holed up in many neighborhoods resist a military offensive, according to activists.
At least four people were killed Sunday across the country according to a first assessment of the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (OSDH), after a day of violence that has killed 168 people – 94 civilians, 33 rebels and 41 soldiers – according to this organization.
“Violent clashes took place Sunday morning, especially in the neighborhoods of Bab al-Jadid, Zahraa and Arkouba,” said the OSDH, stating that “explosions were heard while every flight of aircraft” this town 355 km north of Damascus.
The insurgents were able to counter the first attacks of the army on Saturday against the district of Salaheddin, rebel stronghold and main target of the assault, according to an AFP correspondent.
They tried to seize a police station of suburban Salhine, located at a strategic crossroads whose decision would allow them to connect to Salaheddine Sahour district they also control and unify their forces.
The army has not progressed and lost tanks the day before, said the insurgents.
Then the fighting had taken time off after the fire storm that hit the city, the army bombing and strafing by helicopters neighborhood of this metropolis of 2.5 million, which is a crucial issue for two parts.
The front of Aleppo was opened July 20 and the assault was given after military reinforcements arrived in the city.
Clashes took place in Homs near the police headquarters, killing at least one rebel dead, according to OSDH. In the region of Damascus, one civilian was killed by a sniper in the town of Irbin. Clashes were reported in Idleb (northwest), where two civilians were killed.....
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