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FIGHT FOR CONTROL Syrian Aircraft Strike Aleppo Turkpix / AP Photo

Syrian Aircraft Strike Aleppo

Rebel fighters in Syria claimed a major victory Tuesday in the 16-month-old fight for power in the country. Syrian combat aircraft and artillery reportedly pummeled the city of Aleppo late into the night. Aleppo is Syria’s largest city and a crucial test in the clash between rebel fighters and troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. The rebels, who drove through the city shouting “God is great,” claim that Assad’s forces were driven to retreat

July 31, 2012 10:53 PM