( GORAN TOMASEVIC, REUTERS / August 9, 2012 )
A Syrian Air Force fighter plane fires a rocket during an air strike in the village of Tel Rafat, some 37 km (23 miles) north of Aleppo. Syrian troops and rebels fought over the country’s biggest city Aleppo as President Bashar al-Assad‘s key foreign backer Iran gathered ministers from like-minded states for talks about how to end the conflict.
[Assad must read Bloomberg News. After the following story about a Free Syrian Army enclave appeared, Assad's aircraft began to bomb the three towns named in the article (SEE Google map insert below. Area marked in blue).]
Azaz, al-Bab and Manbaj
The area extends about 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the Turkish border and from the edge of Idlib province in the west to the cities of al-Bab and Manbaj some 130 kilometers (80 miles) east.
Syria air strike destroys hope in border town
AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) That all changed in a few minutes on Wednesday when Assad’s air force unleashed a bombardment that killed at least 35 people
More than six bombs fell on Al Bab within 48 hours and government planes continued to fly over the city Friday.
The airstrike on the town of Manbej in the Jarablous area came hours after a government announcement