Syrian Rebels Overrun Aleppo Base
35 troops killed in latest rebel advance
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 11, 2012 12:03 AM CST
Free Syrian Army fighters take their positions close to a military base near Azaz, Syria, yesterday.   (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

(Newser) – Syrian rebels are now in full control of a sprawling military base they stormed two days earlier and have killed 35 government troops in the fighting, an activist group says. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the battle for the Sheik Suleiman base near the northern city of Aleppo ended today after the rebels took over the base's main compound and warehouses.

In the latest of a series of military advances for the rebels, they first entered the base on Sunday afternoon, after weeks of fighting with soldiers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. The Observatory says that in addition to the 35 soldiers killed, the rebels, from an assortment of hardline Islamic militant groups, also wounded or captured 64 government troops in the base.

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MattB
Dec 11, 2012 11:05 AM CST
Syria will wind up just like Lybia & Egypt. Be prepared, the last time these forces ran these countries they all attacked Israel. They did not succed & that is why Israel has never given back the Golan Heights & other areas, & they never will.
HANKHILL
Dec 11, 2012 8:50 AM CST
let them kill eachother than go in and kill what is left of them to give them a new start!
right2dave
Dec 11, 2012 6:53 AM CST
Asssad soon to be toast!