Fighter Jets Bomb Syrian City of Aleppo

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Syrian citizen holds the remains of a projectile shot by a tank near the town of Khan Sheikhun. (Getty)

Violence is intensifying in Syria, with reports of fighter jets bombing the city of Aleppo. If these reports are confirmed, the use of jets could mark a turning point in the 17-month-long uprising. 

In a speech delivered in Washington, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said insurgents attempting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad were gaining ground. She called these safe haven for “further actions by the opposition.”

On top of that, there are reports that another ambassador to Assad has fled — that’s the second defection in two weeks. Amr Al Azm is a former member of the Syrian National Council and professor of history at Shawnee State University.


Amr Al-Azm

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Paul R. Smith

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