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Thursday, 02 August 2012 - 11:00
Assad says key battle afoot as UN says rebels have tanks
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that the army was fighting for the nation's future as UN officials said the regime was using fighter jets against rebels armed with tanks.

Buoyed by capturing three Aleppo police stations, the rebels said they were now turning their sights on the regime's intelligence apparatus in the battle for Syria's commercial capital, which has raged since July 20th.

Assad said the campaign to crush the uprising, which is now in its 17th month, was vital to Syria's future.

Washington said his call to continue the "slaughter" which human rights monitors say has already killed more than 20,000 people was "despicable".

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