Monday, December 10, 2012

Key Northern Syrian Military Base Seized By Rebels

Syria Rebels 'Seize Key Aleppo Army Base' -- Al Jazeera

Opposition fighters enter Sheikh Suleiman base near city of Aleppo after weeks of fighting, Syrian Observatory says.

Syrian rebels have captured parts of a large army base in the country's north, just west of the city of Aleppo, activists say.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the rebels entered the sprawling Sheikh Suleiman base on Sunday afternoon, after weeks of fighting.

The development indicates the rebels are strengthening their grip on northern areas near the Turkish border. Last month, they captured another large base near Aleppo.

Amateur videos released by activists showed fighters walking inside the base. The footage also shows rebels driving around in a captured tank and manning heavy anti-aircraft machine guns.

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More News On The Fall Of Sheikh Suleiman Base Near Aleppo

Jihadists seize key north Syria army base
-- AFP
Syria: Islamist Rebels Seize Military Base Near Aleppo -- Arutz Sheva
Syria rebels overrun Aleppo military base -- BBC
Syrian rebels capture parts of sprawling army base in country’s north -- Washington Post/AP
Rebels seize regiment command center in northern Syria: activists -- Reuters
Rebels Seize Chunk of Aleppo Base as Fighting Rages across Syria -- Naharnet
Syrian Rebels Have Added Part Of A Crucial Army Base To Their Region Of Control -- Business Insider/AFP

My Comment:
If this story is true .... this is a major defeat for the Syrian military in the north of the country.

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