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Clashes continue in and around Aleppo and other cities. "A source told SANA that the authorities inflicted heavy losses upon the terrorists and confiscated weapons and ammo."
Lebanon's al-Manar TV cited Syrian analyst Salim Harba. He says insurgents "are receiving painful blows."
Al-Manar also reported Blackwater elements "involved in security operations and murders. (They're) active at the Syrian border, especially in northern Lebanon and Turkey."
They're training insurgents to fight. They're directing them inside Syria.
The Syrian daily, al-Watan , calls Aleppo fighting "the mother of all battles." Fierce clashes continue. Insurgents "are using advanced European and Turkish arms." They include thermal rockets and anti-aircraft missiles.
Al-Watan says fighting may continue for some time. Thousands of insurgents are involved. They're from Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Afghanistan, and other regional countries.
Aleppo witnesses say real war is raging. "(H)undreds of militants are falling one after another." Syrian forces "cleanse(d) areas close to Aleppo."
On July 29, Russia Today headlined "Aleppo blame game: Conflicting reports from the ground in Syria," saying:
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