BEIRUT (AFP) - Rebels overran two police stations in Aleppo on Tuesday killing at least 40 policemen, a watchdog said, as fighting for control of Syria’s commercial capital raged into a fourth day.Ramadan death count moves up to 1,236.
“Hundreds of rebels attacked the police stations in Salhin and Bab al-Nayrab (neighbourhoods) and at least 40 policemen were killed during the fighting, which lasted for hours” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The police chief was among those killed at the Salhin station in the south of the city, while three vehicles were destroyed, he added.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Syrian rebels overrun Aleppo police stations, kill 40