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August 8, 2012 2:35 pm

Syrian Forces Claim Victory in Aleppo

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Times of Israel/AP – Syrian troops launched a broad ground assault Wednesday on rebel-held areas of the besieged city of Aleppo and activists reported clashes as opposition forces fought back in a battle that has raged for more than two weeks.

The official SANA news agency claimed regime forces have fully regained control on Salaheddine — the main rebel stronghold in the northern city. It said the military inflicted heavy losses upon “armed terrorist groups,” the government’s catchall term for its opponents.

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