‘Outgunned’ Aleppo rebels implore world for help

Last Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 13:33

London: Syrian rebels, who are reportedly facing an imminent all-out assault by President Basshar al-Assad’s troops in the city of Aleppo have appealed to outside world to come to their aid, and said that they have little more than will power to defend themselves.

Haj Morea, the leader of the opposition in the city, commented on fears expressed by Western leaders, including William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, that the Syrian regime might be preparing for another massacre.

"We have heard many promises but until now we have not seen it with our eyes or touched it with our hands. We really don`t have anything to prevent the tanks or bombing by fighter jets,” The Telegraph quoted Morea, as saying.

“We can only win over the citizens of Aleppo to our side and hope that strength of the people is enough,” he added.

According to the paper, the largely working-class districts in rebel hands came under preparatory artillery fire all day.

Opposition fighters and supporters outside the country admitted that they are outgunned by the regime, despite reports of supplies arriving from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the paper said.


First Published: Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 13:33

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