Aleppo becomes ground zero in Syrian war

In Iraq, it was Falluja. In Syria, the turning point in the conflict might become Aleppo, the second largest city in Syria and the site of the most intense fighting in recent weeks.

Not only has the Syrian government focused its military might on Aleppo, the Guardian newspaper reports that foreign fighters are flocking to the city.

On Monday, the regime of Bashar al-Assad suffered another high-level defection with the resignation of its top diplomat in London.  U.K.’s Foreign Office said Syrian Chargé d’Affaires Khaled al-Ayoubi stepped down in protest of teh increasing violence against civilians.

It was also reported on Monday that United Nations observers were attacked by Syrian tanks.


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