Society 09:25 04/08/2012

Rebels fight to control broadcast center in Aleppo

Rebel and Syrian forces battled early Saturday for a building that houses state-run TV and radio studios in Aleppo, a day after the U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution that slams the Syrian government for its actions and the U.N. Security Council for its failure to counter the crisis, CNN reported.

Elements of the Free Syrian Army took partial control of the Aleppo building, according to the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria, but had to withdraw because of snipers and military shelling. The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that TV service has been disrupted.

Meanwhile, state-run television, based in Damascus, reported earlier that "a group of mercenaries and terrorists attacked civilians and the television and radio building in Aleppo and our honorable armed forces are fighting them."

CNN cannot independently confirm reports of violence because the government restricts access by foreign journalists.
 



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