Clashes in Aleppo enter sixth day

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Clashes in Aleppo enter sixth day

Activists say Syrian forces are shelling several neighbourhoods in Aleppo as the battle for control of Syria’s largest city rages into its sixth day.

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Published: Thu 26 Jul 2012, 2:18 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 2:39 PM

Most fighters believe the bombardments will be followed by a ground campaign to pacify the city, although by Thursday morning reports of massive regime reinforcements had yet to materialize.

Last week, Syrian troops used a similar combination of aerial bombardments and overwhelming ground force to quash a rebel assault on Damascus.

Local activist Mohammed Saeed told said that the shelling seems to be random and clashes had spread to key neighborhoods in the center of the city.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighting and shelling in Aleppo killed 26 people on Wednesday, including many children.

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