The Free Syrian Army is gaining ground, despite intensifying attacks from Alawite forces. Last night was the heaviest in terms of bombardment faced in Aleppo. There was prominent use of Russian-made artillery and the use of helicopter gunships.
The FSA broke into the television and radio station based in Aleppo. The Alawite army reinforced its positions in and around Aleppo over the past two weeks, while conducting daily artillery and aerial bombardments of liberation forces in the city.
Fighting in Aleppo has focused on the Salaheddin district, seen as a gateway to the city for the Alawite army, which uses it to send reinforcements.
On Friday, freedom fighters captured a large police station after days of clashes. The fighters had taken several puppet police officers prisoner and seized weapons and ammunition.
An estimated 20 civilians had been killed by Alawite army beasts in the neighborhood. 50 of freedom fighters martyred there in the last several days.
On Friday, the freedom fighters they had taken control of more than 50 per cent of Aleppo.
The FSA consolidated most of its control in the city's east, while also maintaining a grip on central neighborhoods including Salaheddin and Bab al-Hadid.
Internet and telephone networks in Aleppo were mostly cut for the third day, hampering attempts by freedom fighters to co-ordinate and forcing them to use couriers to deliver orders. Alawitesoldiers were launching rockets at freedom fighters from an infantry school north of Aleppo.
Areas around the city are divided, with some villages loyal to Assad and others favoring freedom.
Meanwhile, murderous Alawite troops stormed the last liberated district in the capital Damascus. Most of the capital's Tadamon district was under the control of Assad's regime forces by early Friday evening, after thousands of Alawite soldiers entered the neighborhood with Russian-made tanks and armoured vehicles. Thousands of enemy soldiers entered the neighborhood, and the thugs conducted house-to-house raids. The Alawite army has been trying to enter Tadamon for more than a week but was pushed back by fierce resistance from the freedom fighters.
The Free Syrian Army launched increasingly bold attacks in the country's two main cities and established strongholds in relatively central neighborhoods. The Assad's forces responded by shelling the liberated neighborhoods, forcing thousands of people to flee.