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Syria conflict: Forces battle rebels in Aleppo

29 July 2012 Last updated at 13:38 BST

Shelling and gunfire have again shaken Aleppo as Syrian government forces battle rebels for control of the country's largest city.

Syria's foreign minister said on Sunday that the rebels would be defeated.

The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has called for foreign states to arm rebel fighters.

Jim Muir reports from Beirut.