Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Syria's Military Prepares For A Massive Assault Against Rebels In Aleppo

Syrian Troops Positioned for Aleppo Offensive -- Voice of America

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces are moving into position to launch a major offensive on the rebel-held half of the country’s biggest city, Aleppo, according to opposition activists.

They say assault is likely to feature the deployment once again of thousands of guerrillas from Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese Shia movement that is backing President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime.

Hezbollah fighters were the key factor in the Syrian government’s capture last week of Qusair, a strategic town near the border with Lebanon – a gain that has disrupted important rebel supply lines.

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More News On The Upcoming Battle For Aleppo

Syria Live Blog -- Al Jazeera
Offensive reported on key Syrian city of Aleppo -- L.A. Times
Syria army launches attack on Aleppo airbase -- Al Arabiya
Syria Widens Offensive to Aleppo As Suicide Attackers Strike -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Syria troops 'preparing for Aleppo assault' -- BBC
In Syria, al-Assad’s forces move on Aleppo -- Reuters
Syria crisis: Assad's forces prepare assault on Aleppo -- The Guardian
Syrian regime vows to retake Aleppo as rebels advance -- The Hindu

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