Syria rebels seize army college in Aleppo

2012-12-16 16:39
Syrian fighters celebrate the victory on top of a tank they took after storming a military base in Aleppo. (Khalil Hamra, AP)

Syrian fighters celebrate the victory on top of a tank they took after storming a military base in Aleppo. (Khalil Hamra, AP)

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Beirut - Rebels said they seized a Syrian army infantry college near the northern city of Aleppo after five days of fighting with forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.

A commander from the Islamist Tawheed Brigade said his men helped take the building on Saturday.

"At least 100 soldiers have been taken prisoner and 150 decided to join us. The soldiers were all hungry because of the siege," he added.

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