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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Feb5: #Syria Aleppo, residents were still recovering yesterday from a Scud missile Sunday

#Syria Aleppo, residents were still recovering yesterday from a Scud missile Sunday
Feb 7th 2013, 01:18

Peter Clifford ‏@PeterClifford1 #Syria Looks like convoy of missile launchers for #Hezbollah parked at chemical plant when Israelis attacked: http://tinyurl.com/PCOSyria2  Expand   Reply   Retweet   Favorite  Buffer    More In Aleppo, residents were still recovering yesterday from a Scud missile and shell attack on Sunday that damaged or completely destroyed a number of 5-storey residential blocks in Ansari. Ansari, Aleppo Shortly After Scud Attack At least 29 people were killed, many of them women and children. Despite 2 days of searching, locals had given up hope of finding anyone else alive. There is video footage of the aftermath of the attack, HERE:  Another Scud missile fell into the rural area of Jaid Bakara near Deir el-Zour yesterday, Tuesday, fortunately exploding harmlessly, but the size of the crater indicates their devastating impact when they do find a target, HERE: Assad's forces have also carried out a massive arrest campaign over the last few days, taking into custody at least 100 people, mainly men and boys, in the Ashrafiya district of Aleppo city. Perhaps this reflects the increasing desperation of the Syrian Army which, despite its air superiority, is slowly but surely losing the battle for Syria's largest city.  On Saturday, Opposition fighters completely took over the neighbourhood of Sheikh Said, effectively giving them control of the main road to Aleppo International Airport and restricting the regime's ability to resupply their troops remaining in the city.  Since then the Assad forces have shelled the district unremittingly, as well as targeting other Opposition held strongholds. Currently, Opposition forces are targeting the Mohallab Barracks in the Sabee district and clashes are continuing across the city. To the north-east of Aleppo at Khanaser a Government force of 24 tanks and 3,000 troops did manage to...

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