Fighting in Aleppo

With 2.5 million people, Aleppo is Syria’s largest city. If the rebels were able to win there, they would control a city that has long been Syria’s economic engine, making it harder for President Bashar al-Assad to hold on to power. Read related article.

Rebels battle for control of Syria's largest city
The Washington Post. Gene Thorp. Published on August 19, 2012, 9:09 p.m.
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