Report: Assad visits in Aleppo

Published October 2nd, 2012 - 02:40 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was in Aleppo Tuesday in order to take a first-hand look on the decisive battle by government forces against the insurgents, reported the Lebanese daily Ad-Diyar, considered favorable by the regime in Damascus.

Ad-Diyar does not specify when this visit started, but added it was decided due to the severity of the fighting.

The daily added that Assad ordered sending additional 30,000 soldiers as reinforcement to this major city in northern Syria, where rebels launched an offensive on Thursday. "President Assad has ordered units 5 and 6, whose numbers are estimated at 30,000 soldiers and 2,000 personnel carriers to go from Hama to Aleppo and attack any occupied area of the province of Aleppo from the border Turkish, "the Lebanese daily.
According to the newspaper, Assad ordered during his visit in Aleppo to "cleanse" the city.

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