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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Syrian Rebels Make Gains In Country’s Commercial Hub

A Free Syrian Army fighter waves from the top of a destroyed army tank in the town of Anadan on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria on Monday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

A Free Syrian Army fighter waves from the top of a destroyed army tank in the town of Anadan on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria on Monday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

The battles in Aleppo Tuesday are reportedly near the city’s historic center. Aleppo is Syria’s largest city and the country’s commercial hub. Troops loyal to the government have been trying to regain control of the city for over two weeks.

The latest news suggests that despite the government offensive, rebels are making advances in crucial battles.

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