The battles in Aleppo Tuesday are reportedly near the city's historic center. Aleppo is Syria's largest city and the country's commercial hub. Troops loyal to the government have been trying to regain control of the city for over two weeks.
The latest news suggests that despite the government offensive, rebels are making advances in crucial battles.
- Joshua Landis, professor at the Center for Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma
This segment aired on August 7, 2012.