The Syrian regime says the airport in the battleground northern city of Aleppo is still under military control and "safe" from rebels fighting to capture it.
The Syrian regime says the airport in the battleground northern city of Aleppo is still under military control and “safe” from rebels fighting to capture it.
The pro-government Al-Watan daily – considered a mouthpiece for President Bashar Assad’s regime – said Wednesday the military is “valiantly defending” the airport and will do so at all cost.
The paper says the airport is under “intensive attacks by gunmen” – a rare acknowledgement of the ferocious fighting around Aleppo, Syria’s largest city.
Assad’s troops have been locked in a stalemate with the rebels since July, when Aleppo became a major battlefield in the nearly two-year conflict.
- 4 Mount Rainier High teens charged in alleged gang rape on field trip
- Examining if the Seahawks would be a good fit for Matt Forte
- Woman’s throat cut in South Lake Union assault; man arrested
- Manhole cover crashes into SUV's windshield, killing driver
- How opera, QVC and his ‘Dirty Jobs’ gig prepared Mike Rowe for the Seattle stage
Most Read Stories
The rebels have been trying to capture the airport for weeks. They have recently taken control of most of two military bases protecting the facility.