DEBKAfile July 28, 2012, 11:09 AM (GMT+02:00)
Residential suburbs of Syria’s second city Aleppo and outlying villages, where Free Syrian Army rebels are holed up, were under heavy barrage Saturday by the Syrian army's 11th and 18th divisions. Here too the rebels are beginning to pull back under the Assad forces’ superior firepower - as they did last week when the 4th Division drove them out of Damascus. DEBKAfile: The FSA’s only hope lies in the possible break-up of the attacking Syrian divisions by massive defections or desertions. Neither is not indicated thus far.