Newsweek: Aleppo Siege Continues With Chemical Gas Attacks and Relentless Air Strikes
The fighting in Aleppo between government and rebel forces saw the largest rebel assault so far, according to monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, followed by suspected chemical attacks on Tuesday the BBC reported.
On July 30 and 31, the rebels blew up a tunnel under regime forces stationed in the Ramousah district of the city. The Syrian army, however, has fought back, aided by Russian air strikes. The Syrian Observatory said that it has managed to retake five of the eight positions the rebels had captured.
The insurgents are trying to break a government siege of their territory, which is home to around 250,000 civilians.
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