July 30th, 2012
11:28 AM ET

Syrian rebels seize military base

By Ivan Watson reporting from Northern Syria

Rebels captured a government military base Monday on the outskirts of Aleppo, the hotly contested Syrian metropolis that has seen more than a week of bloody clashes.

The base had about 200 Syrian troops and appeared to be under attack by rebels from three sides overnight.

"The battle lasted around nine hours," said Fazad Abdel Nasr, a rebel commander working in the northern Aleppo suburbs. Nasr said six regime soldiers and four rebel fighters were killed.

The rebels also gained heavy equipment to supplement the lesser weapons they had been fighting with.

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  1. fhkjgddv

    IT IS 06:35 IN SYRIA HAVE YOU SEEN THE WALKING BEAN POLL

    July 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply
  2. iuhgbmjh

    IT IS 04:25 IN SYRIA WHERE IS ASSAD SLEEPING DREAMING OF SHEEP

    July 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Reply
  3. lkuhgdbj

    IT IS 01:40 IN SYRIA WHERE IS WALDO PLANING HIS NEXT LUXURY VACATION

    July 30, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Reply
  4. OffTheWorldPolitics

    I hope Al Queda gets a taste of a real sinister regime. It's not about hearts and minds with Assad, its about bodies...

    July 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  5. George Patton

    Another field day for the right-wing media! Has anyone here besides me noticed how the right-wing news media touts these "rebels" as "freedom fighters" while villifying the Assad regime to no end? I'm afraid that this is going to be another phoney revolution similar to that of Libya last year.

    July 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Reply
  6. dreamer96

    If they are going to drive around in a tank now..they might want to mark it so the other rebels do not blow them up...on the other hand the Syrian Air force might see the different marking too....

    July 30, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply

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