Syria Rebels Close in on Last Regime Bastion in Western Aleppo

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Syrian rebels closed in on a police academy in the town of Khan al-Assal in Aleppo province on Sunday, as regime warplanes bombarded their positions there, a watchdog said.

"Should they take the academy building, the whole of northern Aleppo province will fall out of regime control," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The rebels already have large swathes of northern Syria under their control, chiefly Idlib province to the northwest and Raqa and Hasake east of Aleppo.

The army also used tanks to shell the Tariq al-Bab district in eastern Aleppo city, the Observatory said, just two days after dropping three powerful missiles there.

Violence meanwhile raged in several Syrian flashpoints, according to the Observatory.

According to a toll compiled by the Britain-based watchdog, at least 63 people were killed in violence across the country on Sunday.

The Observatory also updated its death toll from a missile attack on Friday on the northern city of Aleppo, saying it killed at least 58 people, among them 36 children.

Comments 8
Missing helicopter 24 February 2013, 23:50

Once upon a time two women were fighting about a baby, each woman claiming it was hers. They were referred to a judge to look into the matter. After hearing both of their claims and both claims were convincing, he thought for a while and then ordered that the child be vut in half and each woman will get half. Instantly one of the women screamed NO let her have have him. That is when the judge knew that she was the real mother. Who is the real mother of Syria?

Missing asaf 25 February 2013, 01:02

I think everyone know the story of king Solomon (except Muslims?)

Default-user-icon saad51 (Guest) 25 February 2013, 09:19

if that what your mother said she's wrong so my judgement you are also wrong and please dont ever offend other religion in the future..now i said please

Missing greatpierro 25 February 2013, 04:19

was it not the involvement of Iran the Syrians would have probably found a peaceful issue to the conflict. this conflict is turning more into a syrian people fighting for the liberation of their country against an iranian led axis.

Thumb kanaandian 25 February 2013, 04:32

I heard they banned women from driving in Aleppo. Is this true?

Missing angrysyrian 25 February 2013, 07:42

No we're banning anything iranian especially the ones who wear those long black ninja outfits and who speak farsi. We're also banning those mongols who beat themselves and their children with chains and axes on Ashura.

Default-user-icon Savio (Guest) 25 February 2013, 05:41

Where did you hear it? oTV probably? This war is not about Islamists taking over Syria but about a people trying to free themselves from the most horrible regime the world has known! It will cost them hundred of thousands of victims but they will eventually get there

Default-user-icon Alzabini (Guest) 25 February 2013, 17:27

Why is it that when people are online they think that morality goes out the door? what about all the akhlaq that you were raised with? Here is my opinion: Throw the kaffir socialist government out, and bring the Khalifa back