Al Jazeera Blogs

Syria Live Blog

FSA says several districts of Aleppo "liberated"

Last modified: 23 Jul 2012 22:34

Colonel Abdel Jabbar al-Oqaidi, a spokesman for the Free Syrian Army has said that fighters have "liberated" several areas of the northern city of Aleppo.

Speaking to the AFP news agency via Skype, Oqaidi said Monday's actions were "the first step towards the liberation of the city".

"Regime forces continue to pound these [captured] districts from the outskirts with tanks and helicopters," Oqaidi, said of the Salah el-Din, Shaar, Hanano City, Tareq al-Bab and Sheikh Najjar neighbourhoods.