Opposition forces claimed Saturday morning that they had increased their control over the city of Aleppo, and that 60% of the city was in their hands, according to a report in Al-Arabiya.

According to the report, the Free Syria Army took over government-run radio and television stations in the northern part of the largest city in Syria. The rebels ended up retreating for tactical reasons, and the stations suspended their broadcasts…

Another officer told Al-Arabiya that thousands of Iranian soldiers have arrived in Syria over the last several days in order to assist the regime. It must be pointed out that such a claim is not new, and that rebels have continually stated that Iranian troops and Hezbollah fighters have been aiding President Bashar Assad’s regime.