July 31st, 2012
11:35 AM ET

As fighting in Aleppo rages, frightened civilians seek shelter

Syria's most populous city remained engulfed by fighting Tuesday as opposition groups reported incremental rebel gains and the United Nations said civilian displacement rose.

Fighters attacked Syrian police stations in the central neighborhoods of Salhin and Bab al-Nayrab, and seized control of the buildings after hours of clashes, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

At least 40 police officers died in the violence. Deama, an activist who asked that her full name not be used for her protection, said Salhin has been the center of many "aggressive operations by the police and Shabiha militia."

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  1. saywhat

    Read Israel Shamir's aritcle "Israel's Plan for Syria" today in Political Punch.
    Shamir who fought for Israel in the 1973 war is now an internationally acclaimed spiritual. political thinker and columnist.

    July 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 40yr old virgin male

    Bring the Syrians to America, We seem to like modern day immigrants, But hate our own citizens.

    July 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Aaron Chaney

    Journalists Union Calls on Arab Union to Condemn terrorist acts against Syrian Media

    The Journalists Union on Tuesday called on the Arab Journalists Union to circulate a condemnation of parties who are funding and supporting armed groups inside Syria who are openly inciting and advocating the killing of journalists.

    The call came in a letter addressed to the Arab Union informing it of the recent abduction of a number of Syrian journalists.

    The letter clarified that these abductions coincide with assaults on other journalists and the cutting off of the Addounia satellite broadcast channel.

    August 1, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. Hope

    Free Syria!

    August 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |