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At least 34 people killed in Aleppo clashes

07-27-2012 19:31 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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In Syria, intense clashes have erupted in the country’s second largest city, Aleppo, killing at least 34 people.

This comes in the wake of a bombing in Damascus on July 18th that killed 4 top government officials. On Thursday, Troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad regained control of Aleppo with renewed ground and air assaults.

Heavy air strikes forced tens of thousands of people to flee from Aleppo to rural regions close to Turkey and Iraq. Meanwhile, a Syrian parliamentarian, representing Aleppo province, announced her defection to Turkey. She became the first member of the assembly, elected in May and dominated by President Assad’s Baath Party, to defect.

Fighters from the Syrian opposition clash with forces loyal to President Bashar
al-Assad, in the center of Syria's restive northern city of Aleppo on July 25.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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