Syrian rebels fight Assad's forces in the center of Aleppo

By REUTERS
July 24, 2012 13:54

AMMAN - Rebels launched an offensive on Tuesday to take over downtown Aleppo, battling Syrian army and intelligence personnel at the gates of the Old City, a United Nations World Heritage site, residents and opposition activists said.

In the northern outskirts of Aleppo, Syria's main commercial and industrial hub, President Bashar Assad's forces put down an overnight a mutiny at the city's prison, killing 15 prisoners with tear gas and machine guns, activists in contact with surviving prisoners said.


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