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  •  Showdown Looms in Aleppo as Syrian Army Closes In (1+ / 0-)
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    Rebels streaming into Aleppo, putting civilians at risk.

    http://www.nytimes.com/...
    Published: July 25, 2012

    BEIRUT, Lebanon — A tense Aleppo braced for the gathering storm on Wednesday as both the Syrian government and the insurgents sped reinforcements to the city, Syria’s commercial capital, to battle over half a dozen neighborhoods where the rebel fighters attempted to assert control.
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    “We fear the government’s retaliation — may God help us,” said Ahmad, a resident of the southeastern Salaheddiin neighborhood, one of the first areas overrun with insurgents over the weekend. So many poured in from the countryside that they sometimes ended up fighting each other for control of individual streets, residents said.

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