Syrian rebel chief orders all-out offensives on Damascus and Aleppo

Free Syrian Army commander Colonel Riad al-Asaad has ordered an all-out offensive on all sectors: Rebel forces in the south and rural orders told to capture Damascus; northern and eastern forces to seize Aleppo, Syria’s financial capital. Syrian rebels claim to have shot down a Syrian army helicopter over  army helicopter was shot down over the Qabound district of Damascus. Monday, rebel forces drove into two southern districts of the capital and clashed with strengthened battalions of pro-Assad Shabiha militianmen.

 

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