Al Jazeera: Aleppo battle: Assad sends thousands of reinforcements
The Syrian government has deployed thousands of extra fighters in an attempt to reverse rebel gains in the city.
The Syrian government has sent thousands of reinforcements to mount a counterattack in Aleppo after rebels broke through government lines two days earlier, a monitoring group said.
The Lebanese Shia Hezbollah movement and the government have mobilised more than 3,000 troops and militia fighters for an attempt to recapture the areas where the rebels made their breakthrough, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
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