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Syria Rebels Seize Checkpoints in Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Hama
2013-02-18
[An Nahar] Syrian rebels on Sunday captured army checkpoints near Nayrab military airport in the northern city of Aleppo, in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor and in central Hama province, a watchdog said.

In Aleppo, fierce festivities took place between Syrian troops and several rebel battalions, which resulted in the Death Eaters taking over the checkpoint near Nayrab airport, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Nayrab is adjacent to Aleppo international airport, a key target for the rebels, who have also been battling troops guarding Kweyris military airbase east of the city and Menegh airbase to the north.

The Observatory, which collects its reports from a network of activists and medics in civilian and military hospitals on the ground, said at least six soldiers and a number of rebels were killed in Sunday's fighting.

Fighter planes carried out raids on rebel groups encircling the military defense factories in the town of Safireh east of Aleppo.

In the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, rebels lost five men before capturing the Kibar checkpoint, seizing stores of weapons and ammunition and killing at least four soldiers, the watchdog said.

The districts of Sheikh Yassin and Hamidiyeh in the embattled city of Deir Ezzor came under army bombardment as warplanes circled overhead.

In the central province of Hama, the rebels lost one of their commanders when they took control of a military checkpoint near the town of Qalaa al-Maziq, where heavy regime shelling killed three people, including a child.

The Observatory also reported that five soldiers were killed defending Tel Osman checkpoint before it fell to the jihad boys.

East of Qalaa al-Maziq, regime forces stormed the town of Mork, which has seen several rounds of fighting, with advancing troops being pushed back by the rebels, and then entering again, the watchdog said.

Mork is located on the highway connecting Hama to the strategic northwestern city of Maaret al-Numan, whose capture by the Death Eaters last October has hampered army supply lines to Aleppo further north.

Regime forces are pushing to take back the strategic stretch of road.
Posted by:Fred

#3  Allan seems to want them to sort it out; who are we to interfere? In fact we should help out, and give more ammo to whoever needs it most.
Posted by: Glenmore   2013-02-18 12:46  

#2  we also have Hezb'Allah and Iran's Quds fighters coming in on Assad's side. What we need here is more Islam ....and ammo
Posted by: Frank G   2013-02-18 11:57  

#1  Okay, who has the program?

Are these OUR rebels or are they the OTHER rebels.

Let's be clear on this, we have rebels fighting to get rid of Assad and we also have rebels fighting to entrench the Moslem Brotherhood, and we have rebels fighting jihad, and of course we have the rebel out there who just want to kill something.

So whose are they?
Posted by: Bill Clinton   2013-02-18 10:40  

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