'Turkey, NATO escalating anti-Syria war' [Ralph Schoenman © PressTV]
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Foreign-backed insurgents in Syria continue to force civilians out of their homes in order to hide inside in the flashpoint northwestern city of Aleppo. New footage shows the insurgents taking position inside civilian homes as Syrian security forces try to clear the city. Reporters on the ground say most streets are now cut off by militant checkpoints. The armed groups had also used the same tactic in other cities.
Meanwhile, government forces have gained some ground in their house-to-house searches in Aleppo. On Saturday, troops captured the Sakhour neighborhood after days of heavy fighting. Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil in Syria.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Ralph Schoenman, author and political commentator, to further discuss the issue.