Syrian rebels call for international action amid threat of massacre
The battle for Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and its financial capital has stretched on for over a week now, with Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Moallem declaring that rebels will not be able to gain control over the city. Some say, rebel control over the city will lead to the overthrowing of the President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Meanwhile opposition leader Abdulbaset Sieda, head of the Syrian National Council warns of a “terrifying massacre” being planned by the regime and called on world allies to act and support rebel forces. Syria insists an international plot against the current regime is taking place, calling it a “global war against Syria.” Over 200,000 people have fled Aleppo in the last few days.

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