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Aleppo - May 25, 2012 - 22:36

Last modified: 25 May 2012 18:36

Army tanks were deployed on Friday in Syria's second city Aleppo for the first time since an uprising against the regime erupted 14 months ago, a monitoring group said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the tanks rumbled through the Kalasse and Bustan al-Kasr neighbourhoods of the northern city, where thousands of people attended a funeral.

The Observatory reported earlier that a young man was killed in Aleppo when troops fired with live rounds and tear gas on protesters in the city, where 12 massive anti-regime rallies took place on Friday. 

[Source: AFP]