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Syrian rebels use captured tank against Assad's forces
 
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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As the battle for Aleppo raged on Thursday, Syrian rebels used a tank they had captured from President Bashar al-Assad's forces to shell a military airbase that the regime reportedly planned to use "as a staging post for army reinforcements." The operation was reportedly one of the first known instances of rebels turning the regime's heavy weaponry against it. Meanwhile, in Damascus, Assad's troops reportedly "overran a suburb on Wednesday and killed at least 35 people, most unarmed civilians." Across Syria, more than 180 people were reportedly killed in fighting on Wednesday — most of them civilians.

 

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