Syrian Rebels Abandon Positions In Frontline Aleppo District


August 8, 2012 – 13:03 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s
forces in the city of Aleppo have abandoned their positions in
a district that has been a frontline of fighting in recent days,
Reuters said.

“We have retreated, get out of here,” a lone rebel fighter yelled
at Reuters journalists as they arrived on Wednesday, August 8 in
the Salaheddine district. A checkpoint that had been manned by rebel
fighters for the last week had disappeared, its location marked only
by an opposition flag.

Explosions could be heard as incoming gunfire hit buildings in the
area. A Syrian government security source told Lebanon’s Al-Manar
television that Syrian forces were now in control of the Salaheddine

Helicopters flew over a police station that was still in rebel hands
about 1 km (half a mile) away from Salaheddine. Fighters ran around
in chaos shouting into walkie talkies: “The army has entered, the
army has entered”.

A rebel commander who identified himself as Abu Ali said he had
received information that army tanks had entered Salaheddine, adding
that he had little additional information because communications
were bad.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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