Fierce fighting for control of Syria's Aleppo

FSA fighters say they are trying to defend northern stronghold from government force armed with superior artillery.

    Rebel fighters say they need support to battle Syrian government forces in Aleppo in the country's north.

    The Free Syrian Army says it is trying to defend the area from a military force armed with helicopters, tanks and a lot of artillery - far superior to the weapons and supplies the FSA has.

    But other opposition groups nearby seem to have acquired the kind of weapons being sought. The rebels say they are using Russian-made Grad rockets to target Syrian army bases.

    Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone explains.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.