Syrian forces clash in Aleppo

Syrian forces clash in Aleppo

President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces have renewed a ground and aerial bombardment of Aleppo, extending efforts to crush rebels in Syrias commercial capital.

Insurgents have targeted army roadblocks and security installations, with both sides avoiding closequarters warfare in the city of 2.5 million people, Syrias biggest urban centre.

The U.S. believes the conflict could end up being a massacre.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says thats what the regime appears to be lining up for.

President Assad has ordered thousands of troops to march on the city, to regain it from several directions, but some sources say the rebels have also recruited 2000 opposition forces from outside the city.

However they believe an assault on Aleppo is imminent and one expert believes the Rebels will not be able to hold it.

A newspaper supporting the government says “Aleppo will be the last battle waged by the Syrian army, to crush the terrorists and after that Syria will emerge from the crisis.”

At least 30 people were killed in the city yesterday.

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