DAMASCUS, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- A total of 22 gunmen were killed Saturday in clashes with government troops in Syria's northern province of Aleppo, the state-run SANA news agency said.
The clashes took place at Tal Zarazir in Aleppo, SANA reported, adding that the troops also dealt deadly blows to armed insurgents at Wadihi and Kafr Dael in Aleppo, once a bastion of support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Aleppo, a city of three million, has emerged as a key battleground in Syria's civil war.
The clashes there hit a new high after rebels announced Thursday the start of "decisive battle."
SANA said the army has been dealing deadly blows to the armed militias in Aleppo, adding that scores are being killed on daily basis.
DAMASCUS, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Fighting between Syrian government troops and armed rebels raged on in a number of hotspots Friday, mainly in rebellious suburbs of the capital Damascus and northern Aleppo city at a time the U.S. said it is contributing 15 million U.S. dollars in "nonlethal" aid to the Syrian opposition seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
Clashes intensified in Aleppo on Friday, a day after the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced the commencement of "decisive battle" in the northern crucial city. Full story
DAMASCUS, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Clashes intensified Thursday between the Syrian army and rebel fighters in Aleppo, the country's largest city and commercial hub, while the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced the start of what they called a "decisive battle." Full story
DAMASCUS, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Clashes renewed on Thursday evening at the Jobar suburb in southern part of Syria's capital Damascus, witnesses said, as the state-run SANA news agency said the Syrian troops "purged" the restive suburb from armed insurgency. Full story