Rebels take Aleppo church
Aleppo cityApril 21, 2015http://syriadirect.org/news/syria-direct-news-update-4-21-15/Opposition fighters captured a church on the outskirts of a Christian neighborhood in northeast Aleppo city on Monday, cutting off regime supplies to the area, the director of the pro-opposition news agency Aleppo Network Now told Syria Direct on Tuesday. The church was a base for regime fighters, said Ismail a-Raj, the alias of the director. By taking the church, rebels severed the main supply line into the regime-held Christian neighborhood of al-Midan, reported pro-opposition news Halab News. At least ten regime soldiers were killed in the fighting for the church, according to pro-opposition Sham News Network. The rebel attack comes amidst a major regime barrel bomb campaign against the city over the past two weeks.