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Syrian rebels in Aleppo request heavy arms
Members of the Free Syrian Army prepare to fight on February 23, 2012: The anti-Assad group has taken up arms once again because, it says, the Assad regime had never taken the April 12 ceasefire seriously.
Members of the Free Syrian Army prepare to fight on February 23, 2012: The anti-Assad group has taken up arms once again because, it says, the Assad regime had never taken the April 12 ceasefire seriously.
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yria's government helicopters shelled the key city of Aleppo, and nine people were killed on Sunday. Syrian opposition leaders appealed to foreign allies to send heavy weapons to fight President Bashar al-Assad's "killing machine." "The rebels are fighting with primitive weapons. We want weapons that we can stop tanks and planes with. This is what we want," Abdelbasset Sida, head of the Syrian National Council said. Meanwhile, neighboring country Jordan has opened its first tent camp for Syrians fleeing the bloody battle.

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