This Saturday the rebel headquarters in Aleppo, Syria, was bombed by the regime forces in order to gain strategic control in the northern part of the city. Abdel Jabar Oqaida, commander of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo said that the district of Salaheddin had “come under the heaviest bombardment since the battle began” on July 20.
Earlier on Saturday over 20,000 regime troops were already on the ground. However the rebels were also trying to maintain the control in the city and more of their fighters reached the city. Sources are sketchy due to the restrictions against journalists in Syria.
Meanwhile loud explosions shook Aleppo as fighter jets and helicopter gunships overflew the city and rebels attempted early in the day to storm the state television building before being driven off by shelling, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. AV