Today the Syrian army has claimed that it has the control of the besieged Salaheddin district. However the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighting continues.
Meanwhile Colonel Abdel Jabba al-Oqaidi of the Free Syrian Army (FAS) denied the claims of the regime. “It is not true the regime army has seized control of the district.” Colonel al-Oqaidi stated that the fighting continues in many other districts as well, but the attacks were concentrated in Salaheddin because of the “great symbolic value for us and the army.”
An unnamed rebel commander told the media that army tanks had penetrated Salaheddin on Wednesday morning.
Yesterday, Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad made a rare television appearance on Tuesday to dismiss high-level defections from his regime and to vow that he would cleanse Syria of insurgents. (AV)