BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government launched an offensive Saturday to retake rebel-held neighborhoods in the nation's commercial hub of Aleppo, unleashing artillery, tanks and helicopter gunships against poorly armed opposition fighters.Ramadan death count moves up to 886.
Yet after a day of fighting, the rag-tag rebel forces remained in control of their neighborhoods in Syria's largest city, said activists, suggesting they had successfully fought off the government's initial assault. [...]
For Saturday, activists estimate that at least two dozen have died so far in the day's fighting.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Syrian rebels survive regime onslaught in Aleppo, at least 24 died