Syrian troops retake Aleppo refugee camp
by James Tweedie
SYRIAN army troops and Palestinian militia fighters retook Aleppo’s Handarat refugee camp yesterday as Moscow hit back in a row with the US.
After a three-day battle, Republican Guard troops and their allies drove US-armed Nour al-Din al-Zinki insurgents from the suburb, home to the volunteers of the Al-Quds Brigade militia, for the second time in a week.
In July, Nour al-Din al-Zinki kidnapped 12-year-old Palestinian refugee boy Abdullah Tayseer al-Issa and beheaded him, revelling in their barbarity in an internet video.
Meanwhile, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman... read more
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