November 3rd, 2012
11:58 AM ET

Rebels battle aerial bombardment in Syria

Rebel fighters in Syria sought to move against the government's increasing use of deadly air power Saturday, with an attack on the Taftanaz military airport in the northerly Idlib province.

An opposition activist in the north told CNN the air base was surrounded and that about 200 regime troops were thought to be inside. The rebel Free Syrian Army intends to hold the perimeter of the base, he said.

Government media claimed forces have heroically repelled the attack, killing "large numbers of terrorists," as it terms the rebels. The state-run news agency, SANA, said the rebel fighters' weapons and vehicles also had been destroyed.

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  1. Hide Behind

    There are many forms of terrorism, one of the means is not letting opposition have a voice and determining political correctness.
    THANK YOU CNN.

    November 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Man, his voice is irritating...

    November 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kenney

    The us is smaRt not getting involved in this one i love it and the rrbels will prevail

    November 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |