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Syrian security forces have clashed with foreign-sponsored insurgents in several areas of the northwestern city of Aleppo.
Meanwhile, the Syrian state TV said the army has arrested a group of Turkish and Saudi officers in Aleppo.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told the Turkish Cumhuriyet daily in an interview in early July that Turkey "has supplied all logistic support to the terrorists who have killed our people."
Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil in Syria that began in March 2011.
On August 5, US senators John McCain, Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham said Washington should "directly and openly" provide assistance, including weapons, intelligence and training, to the insurgents in Syria.
On June 21, the New York Times reported that a group of CIA officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey and that the agents are helping the anti-Syria governments decide which gangs inside the Arab country will receive arms to fight the Syrian government.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Professor Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization, to further discuss the issue.
For interview transcript, visit:
Originally aired on PressTV, August 6, 2012