Aleppo, Syria – Nine members of the pro-regime military forces were killed on Monday during clashes with rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the city of Aleppo, north of Syria.
Hussein Abdul Salam, civil rights activist based in Aleppo, told ARA News that fierce clashes broke out between the two parties in the Bureij area near the industrial city in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, killing seven members of the regime forces, including a senior officer.
The clashes coincided with aerial bombardment by the pro-Assad military helicopters in the vicinity of the clashes area.
Meanwhile, the FSA rebels clashed with the pro-Assad forces in the neighbourhood of Karam al-Jabal in the city of Aleppo, killing two members of the pro-Assad soldiers and injuring several others, according to FSA-linked sources.
The neighbourhood of Salah al-Din in Aleppo also saw a surge of violence on Monday as clashes broke out between Islamic rebel battalions and pro-Assad military forces.
The clashes took place due to the pro-regime members’ attempt of infiltrating into the neighbourhood, amid bombing with artillery and tank shells on nearby al-Mashahad area (launched from the regime-held headquarters in al-Hamadaniya stadium), without recording any casualties.
Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah
Source: ARA News
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