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.

EU deal "is first step towards joining Euro Army": Leaders agreed plans for greater defence corporation at Brussels summit

EU deal 'is first step towards joining Euro Army': Leaders agreed plans for greater defence corporation at Brussels summit Plans appear to duplicate role of Nato alliance which Tories credit with responsibility for European defenceCall for a co-ordinated policy to boost development of defence technology | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 15 December 2012 Accusations: David Cameron is said to have signed Britain up to a blueprint for a Euro Army David Cameron was accused yesterday of signing Britain up to a blueprint for a Euro Army. European leaders agreed plans for greater defence co-operation at a summit in Brussels that will force Britain to consult fellow EU nations over defence planning, with defence chiefs having to co-ordinate capabilities and procurement.