Syria

Syrian Rebels Running Low on Guns, Ammo

Government continues efforts to consolidate control of Aleppo.

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Syrian rebels were running low on ammunition and guns Friday as government forces tried to consolidate their control over Aleppo, the country's largest city and a deadly battleground for more than two weeks.

The seemingly intractable, 17-month-old conflict in Syria has defied all international attempts to calm the bloodshed. Rebels and activists said Friday they have had enough of diplomacy and appealed to the international community to send weapons.

"The warplanes and helicopters are killing us. They're up there in the sky 15 hours a day," said Mohammad al-Hassan, an activist in Aleppo's Salaheddine district, the main rebel stronghold in the city.

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