World Bulletin / News Desk
Fierce clashes raged between Syrian troops and rebels around a major infantry academy at the northern entrance of Aleppo, as insurgents attempted to storm the school compound on Tuesday, a watchdog said.
The sprawling military school, located close to the town of Muslimiyeh near the Hanadarat Palestinian refugee camp, houses approximately 3,000 soldiers, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said reported Naharnet.
According to the Britain-based watchdog, the rebels encircled the academy -- which is still in operation -- just over two weeks ago, after taking control of a large agriculture building on the compound.
On Monday, 112 people -- 51 civilians, 33 rebels and 28 soldiers -- were killed nationwide according to the Observatory, which relies on a network of activists, lawyers and medics in civilian and military hospitals on the ground.Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Aralık 2012, 11:40