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Topic - Abdul-Jabbar Mohammed Akidi
A new rebel group boasting some 1,000 fighters launched an operation Sunday to capture Syria's largest city, Aleppo, while government troops using helicopter gunships and heavy artillery rolled back opposition gains in the capital, Damascus.
"We gave the orders to march on Aleppo with the aim of liberating it," said Col. Abdul-Jabbar Mohammed Akidi, one of the group’s leaders.