Battle for Aleppo airport rages on
on 14/02/2013 12:37:02
Regime warplanes were pounding rebel positions near Aleppo's international airport, trying to counter recent rebel advances in the area, the director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdul-Rahman says.
Opposition fighters have been attacking the airfield for weeks, and took over most of the "Brigade 80" military base protecting it yesterday.
Mr Abdul-Rahman said fierce clashes Thursday were taking place around the airport, which remains in regime hands.
He says there are also reports of heavy fighting at another nearby military air base called Nairab.