Rebels and regime still battling for city airport

Published: 16/02/2013

Heavy fighting for control of the international airport in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo and a major military airbase nearby has killed some 150 rebels and government soldiers over the past two days, according to activists.

The director of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul-Rahman, said the casualties are almost evenly divided between opposition fighters and troops loyal to President Bashar Assad.

Rebels launched a major attack on Aleppo’s civilian airport and also the adjacent Nairab airfield on Wednesday.

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