Middle East
Syria rebels struggle to penetrate cities
Opposition has managed only to take control of rural areas around Damascus and Aleppo, say refugees.
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 15:52

The Free Syrian Army, the country's main armed opposition group, has managed to take control of many rural areas of Damascus, the capital, and Aleppo, the country's commercial hub and largest city. 

But the fighters are struggling to gain a foothold in the urban centres of the two main cities.

Zeina Khodr reports from the Lebanon-Syria border.


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