Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Battle For The Syrian City of Aleppo -- News Updates October 30, 2016

DW: Syrian forces counter major rebel assault with airstrikes

Syrian government forces backed by airstrikes have launched a counteroffensive to repel a major assault by opposition fighters in the northern city of Aleppo. The rebels are battling to break a lengthy regime siege.

Much of the fighting on Saturday was concentrated around Aleppo's western fringe where a coalition of rebel groups had gained ground on Friday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Britain-based monitoring group said insurgents were able to capture the neighborhood of Assad as part of a large-scale ground attack launched there on Friday.

Backed by Russian and Syrian airstrikes, forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad's regime responded Saturday with an offensive of their own, but it was not clear whether they had managed to retake any lost ground. The Syrian army command said troops and their allies were pounding insurgent positions with rockets, adding that "all kinds of weapons" were being used in the fight for the Assad district.

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The Battle For The Syrian City of Aleppo -- News Updates October 30, 2016

Aleppo fighting spreads amid claims of gas attack -- Reuters
Syria Rebels Keep up Offensive on Western Aleppo -- AP
Fierce fighting breaks out in northwestern Aleppo -- Euronews
Dozens dead as rebels fight to break Aleppo siege -- AFP
Aleppo: Putin rejects army request to resume air raids -- Al Jazeera
Syria Conducts Airstrikes on Aleppo Amid Intense Clashes -- AP
Rebels fired toxic gas into Aleppo, Syria state media says -- AFP
Syrian rebels fire ‘shells with poison gas’ in Aleppo – state media -- RT
Life in hell: a doctor's view from west Aleppo -- Euronews
‘Heart-wrenching even for Aleppo’: RT visits hospital after terrorist shelling (GRAPHIC VIDEO) -- RT
UN Syria envoy ‘appalled’ by opposition groups firing rockets on civilians in Aleppo -- RT
UN envoy 'appalled' by Syrian rebel fire in Aleppo -- AFP
Aleppo siege: UN envoy Mistura 'appalled' by rebel attacks -- BBC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hezbollah fighting Daesh and AlQueda. Let's hope this is a prolonged overtime battle.