Assad forces repel rebel attack

Investor's Business Daily
May 2013
Investors Business Daily;5/17/2013, pA02
Rebels had attacked a prison in Aleppo, Syria's biggest city, with 2 car bombs. The prison holds 4,000 inmates, including several hundred rebels, according to media reports. Separately, the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 145 civilians were massacred May 3 in what it called "sectarian cleansing" by the gov't. The victims were Sunni Muslims.


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