Fighting in Aleppo shuts down city"s airport as Syria"s viscious civil war shows no sign of slowing in 2013

Fighting in Aleppo shuts down city's airport as Syria's vicious civil war shows no sign of slowing in 2013Rebel forces targeting airports in attempt to curb President Assad's air forceUse of air strikes one of military's key advantages over opposition forcesCivil war has raged for 21 months with a death toll of 40,000 people /12/31/article-2255103-169039ED000005DC-240_634x429.jpg” width=”634″ height=”429″ alt=”Fatal: Fighting in Aleppo has intensified with rebel forces specifically targeting air bases. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighting led to closure of Aleppo International Airport on Monday ” class=”blkBorder” /> Fatal: Fighting in Aleppo has intensified with rebel forces specifically targeting air bases.

Assad"s highest ranking military police officer defects Syrian regime and flees to Turkey

Assad's highest ranking military police officer defects Syrian regime and flees to TurkeyGen. Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal said army has become a 'gang for killing'The defection comes as military pressure builds on the regime from rebel assault He appeared in a video on Al Arabiya TV saying he is joining 'the people’s revolution' | UPDATED: 19:37 GMT, 26 December 2012 The man who heads Syria’s military police has joined the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime, Maj.