Syrian tanks amass near Turkish border, says general in the rebel Free Syria Army
ANTAKYA – A general in the rebel Free Syria Army said on Friday that Syrian
government forces had amassed around 170 tanks
north of the city Aleppo, near the Turkish border, but there was no independent confirmation of the report.
General Mustafa al-Sheikh, head of the Higher Military Council, an association of senior officers who defected from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces, said the tanks had assembled at the Infantry School near the village of Musalmieh northeast of the city of Aleppo, 30 kms from the Turkish border.
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