Syria regime claims control of Aleppo district, rebels deny
DAMASCUS (AFP) - Syria's regime forces have seized full control of Aleppo's Salaheddin district, state news agency Syrian Arab news agency (Sana) said on Wednesday, a claim the rebel Free Syrian Army denied.
"Our brave armed forces have taken full control of the district of Salaheddin," Sana said.
FSA Colonel Abdel Jabbar al-Oqaidi told AFP via Skype that "it is not true the regime army has seized control of the district." "It is true that there is a barbaric and savage attack".
Sana news agency said troops had "inflicted heavy losses on groups of armed terrorists, killing or wounding a large number of them". "Dozens of other terrorists were arrested, and some surrendered and put down their weapons."