Briefly World: Aleppo: Syria troops push back rebels

Aleppo: Syria troops push back rebels

Written by Agencies | Published: August 9, 2012 12:23 am

Aleppo: Syria troops push back rebels

ALEPPO: Syrian troops thrust into the rebel stronghold of Salaheddine in the city of Aleppo Wednesday,forcing defenders to fall back in the most significant ground offensive yet.

Egypt copters sent to Sinai,kill 20 militants

CAIRO: For the first time since the Yom Kippur war,Egyptian military helicopters Wednesday crossed into the Sinai,firing missiles to kill 20 militants.

Swiss experts invited for Arafat autopsy

RAMALLAH: Chief Palestinian investigator,Tawfik Tirawi,looking into Yasser Arafat’s 2004 death says officials have invited Swiss experts to test the leader’s remains for possible poisoning.

Bo Xilai’s son sends statement: Report

BEIJING: The son of ousted politician Bo Xilai submitted a witness statement in the murder trial of his mother,CNN said Wednesday. Bo Guagua’s mother,Gu Kailai,goes on trial Thursday. Statement details were not available.

Taliban threaten to kill Imran Khan

SHAWAL: The Taliban have threatened to kill Pakistani cricketer- turned-politician Imran Khan if he holds a planned march to their stronghold South Waziristan to protest US drone attacks. Although they also oppose the strikes spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan said they would target Khan because he calls himself a “liberal”.

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