Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hundreds Killed In Battle Of A Major Syrian Military Base Near Aleppo

Rebels 'Seize Most Of Syria Police Academy' -- BBC

Rebels have captured large parts of a Syrian police academy near Aleppo, after a fierce battle resulting in heavy loss of life, activists say.

Video emerged on Saturday apparently showing rebels breaking into the sprawling Khan al-Assal compound.

Almost 200 fighters had been killed on both sides over eight days, UK-based activist group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

The group's reports could not be independently confirmed.

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Update #1: Hundreds dead in Syria police academy battle: NGO -- Global Post/AFP
Update #2: Syria rebels kill 34 regime forces in academy attack: NGO -- Ahram Online/AFP

My Comment:
If true, this is a major victory for Syria's rebels. The above video gives testimony to how bloody the conflict is becoming.

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