Syria sends fighter jets to regain control of Allepo

Rappler.com
Fighting between Syrian rebels and government forces continue to escalate in Allepo, Syria’s financial hub. The fight to take over Allepo began over the weekend with rebels hoping to gain control over Syria’s largest city. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sees these territorial gains creating a “safe haven” from the administration of President Bashar al-Assad. Government fighter jets bombed eastern portions of the city on Tuesday, July 24 in an attempt to take back areas of the city under rebel-control. Meanwhile international concern over the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Syria are growing. A spokesperson from Syria’s foreign ministry told reporters that these chemical weapons would not be used to fight Syrian rebel forces but could be used in case of “external aggression”. US President Barack Obama says Syria will be held accountable if it does. 

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