Saturday, March 2, 2013

Assad forces take Aleppo village, reopening supply line

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces seized a village southeast of the city of Aleppo on Friday, reopening a supply line to the country's biggest city where they have been battling rebels for eight months, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the capture of Tel Shghaib marked the last step to creating a land supply route north into Aleppo from Hama province, crucial for Assad's forces who have lost control of part of the main north-south highway.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/01/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE92013G20130301