30 September 2012, 15:44

Syrian army defeats rebels in Aleppo

Syrian army defeats rebels in Aleppo

The Syrian troops have repelled the rebels’ attacks in Aleppo, the second most important city in the country.

After three days of street fights, the armed gangs have retreated failing to break the government forces’ defence lines.

Members of an al-Qaeda-linked radical organization who took part in the offensive were surrounded and crushed. According to the SANA news agency, over 100 mercenaries and terrorists have been killed.

Syrian Air Force helicopters attacked the convoy of trucks moving to Aleppo from the Turkish border.

UNESCO-listed site destroyed in Syria

As a result of fighting between the government forces and the rebels, a medieval market protected by UNESCO has been destroyed in Syrian Aleppo, the BBC reports.

A fire started on the market situated in the Old City on Friday, 28 September, and it is still raging until now. The fire began as a result of a gun battle during which both sides used mine-throwers and automatic rifles.

The conflict in Syria has been going on since March last year.

TASS, Lenta.ru

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