Syrian rebels hammer police complex again

Losing ground, regime hits back hard

Posted: February 25, 2013 at 4:32 a.m.

Abu al-Yaman, one of the commanders of the Knights of the North brigade, speaks with his comrade through Skype at Jabal al-Zaweya in Idlib, Syria, on Sunday.

Rebels backed by captured tanks launched a fresh offensive on a government complex housing a police academy near the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, while the government hit back with airstrikes to try to protect the strategic installation, activists said.


A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares a fire to cook inside a cave at Jabal al-Zaweya in Idlib, Syria, on Sunday. (By: HUSSEIN MALLA) (Credit: AP)

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