Syria rebels report seizure of two districts in Aleppo

By REUTERS
October 25, 2012 16:42

BEIRUT - Rebels seized two northern districts in Syria's largest city Aleppo on Thursday, activists said, on the eve of a proposed truce for a Muslim religious holiday.

"We have just liberated Ashrafiyeh and the Syriac quarter," a rebel fighter said, referring to areas which had been held by Kurdish militias and troops loyal to President Bashar Assad.

Rebels were still fighting around the Rahman Mosque district and trying to besiege a security building, he added.


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