Syria: Rebels launch major assault to seize Aleppo
July 3 , 2015
Syrian rebels including Islamist groups have launched a major attack aimed at seizing the key government-held city of Aleppo, reports say.
Hundreds of missiles and rockets were fired into areas held by President Bashar al-Assad’s troops as the rebels made one of their most audacious attempts to capture the northern city.
The Syrian military responded by returning fire and conducting air attacks.
The rebel alliance includes the al-Qaeda Syrian affiliate al-Nusra Front.