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فيلم ( تدمير ) 5 II  معركة اعزاز II مقبرة الدبابات +20
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Massive Monkees vs Jinjo Crew   R16 crew semi final battle 2012   YAK FILMS
Massive Monkees vs Jinjo Crew R16 crew semi final battle 2012 YAK FILMS
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Acts of Valor During the Crusades
Acts of Valor During the Crusades
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Battle Royale: Meera vs. the English Language
Battle Royale: Meera vs. the English Language
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Aleppo, Azaz|| Lifting a Child from under Rubble (15, August, 2012)
Aleppo, Azaz|| Lifting a Child from under Rubble (15, August, 2012)
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Nueva matanza en la ciudad de Azaz (Alepo, Siria) - 28/9/2012
Nueva matanza en la ciudad de Azaz (Alepo, Siria) - 28/9/2012
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Syria rebels fight back in Azaz town amid heavy shelling
Syria rebels fight back in Azaz town amid heavy shelling
DATE: 2012/07/13::
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ضباط الجيش الحر وأولى لحظات تحرير اعزاز 19 7 2012
ضباط الجيش الحر وأولى لحظات تحرير اعزاز 19 7 2012
DATE: 2012/07/19::
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Super Chample- Power Move Battle
Super Chample- Power Move Battle
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SYRIE- Massacre à Azaz au nord d
SYRIE- Massacre à Azaz au nord d'Alep- Sous-titres français
DATE: 2012/08/28::
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Chainsaw Vs C.A.M [Official Rap Battle]
Chainsaw Vs C.A.M [Official Rap Battle]
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Hafiz Muhammad Saeed in Dawn News with Azaz Syed - 4 (10-02-12)
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed in Dawn News with Azaz Syed - 4 (10-02-12)
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Hunok azaz Hungárok/Hunnos sive Hungaros
Hunok azaz Hungárok/Hunnos sive Hungaros
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FNN Aleppo countryside A'azaz Amro bin Al Aas take control of a tank in the city 22 7 2012
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DATE: 2012/07/22::
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SYRIA Aleppo battle - BBC reporter embedded with sunni djihadists and Al-Qaeda members
SYRIA Aleppo battle - BBC reporter embedded with sunni djihadists and Al-Qaeda members
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WWIII Syria Damascus Battle of Marj Al-Sultan Syrian Army Counter Attack Cuts Off FSA Salient
WWIII Syria Damascus Battle of Marj Al-Sultan Syrian Army Counter Attack Cuts Off FSA Salient
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Azaz Residents Pick Up After Aerial Bombings
Azaz Residents Pick Up After Aerial Bombings
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Syria - Azaz Celebrates ISIS Retreat as Free Syria Army Liberates City 2-28-14 Aleppo
Syria - Azaz Celebrates ISIS Retreat as Free Syria Army Liberates City 2-28-14 Aleppo
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Hunok - On the Path of Battles / Hadak útján
Hunok - On the Path of Battles / Hadak útján
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Nasheed: the lions in battle arenas in Syria
Nasheed: the lions in battle arenas in Syria
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Azaz, Aleppo
Azaz, Aleppo
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Syria War - Heavy Firefight In Intense Fighting For Menagh Airport
Syria War - Heavy Firefight In Intense Fighting For Menagh Airport
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euronews reporter - 24 hours in the chaos of Aleppo
euronews reporter - 24 hours in the chaos of Aleppo
DATE: 2012/10/03::
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War crime? Syrian rebels execute POWs
War crime? Syrian rebels execute POWs
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FNN Syria Aleppo a demonstration in Al Mohafaza district 10 8 2012
FNN Syria Aleppo a demonstration in Al Mohafaza district 10 8 2012
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SNN | Syria | Deir Ezzor | Rocket Shelling Aftermath | Dec 13, 2012
SNN | Syria | Deir Ezzor | Rocket Shelling Aftermath | Dec 13, 2012
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Free Syrian Army soldiers head to Azaz
Free Syrian Army soldiers head to Azaz
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Syria  #17 Rebels in Mork Battle Regime Army Convoy on Highway 2-28-14 Hama
Syria #17 Rebels in Mork Battle Regime Army Convoy on Highway 2-28-14 Hama
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FNN    Syria   Aleppo    Salaheddin    Corpses of Assad forces 10 8 2012
FNN Syria Aleppo Salaheddin Corpses of Assad forces 10 8 2012
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FNN Syria Talbiseh shelling the city 18 8 2012
FNN Syria Talbiseh shelling the city 18 8 2012
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Syria Army in Aleppo Capture 2 Tanks From Assad Regime 2012
Syria Army in Aleppo Capture 2 Tanks From Assad Regime 2012
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WWIII Syria Conflict Aleppo Syrian Army Advances to Azaz  Attacks Sarkhour Close up Downtown Control
WWIII Syria Conflict Aleppo Syrian Army Advances to Azaz Attacks Sarkhour Close up Downtown Control
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FNN   Syria   Homs   Old District   Houses destroyed by shelling   28 9 2012
FNN Syria Homs Old District Houses destroyed by shelling 28 9 2012
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FNN    Aleppo Countryside   Deir Jamal    Tanks positioned shelling the town    29 6 2012
FNN Aleppo Countryside Deir Jamal Tanks positioned shelling the town 29 6 2012
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FNN Syria Halfaya martyrs of massacre +21 WARNING GRAPHIC 23 12 2012
FNN Syria Halfaya martyrs of massacre +21 WARNING GRAPHIC 23 12 2012
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FNN Syria Daraa unknown martyr +21 WARNING GRAPHIC 28 10 2012
FNN Syria Daraa unknown martyr +21 WARNING GRAPHIC 28 10 2012
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FNN    Turkey    This the status of injuries Free Syrian Army members in Turkish Hospital 26 6 2012
FNN Turkey This the status of injuries Free Syrian Army members in Turkish Hospital 26 6 2012
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+18  Сирия Хомс танки в центре города 16-4-2012
+18 Сирия Хомс танки в центре города 16-4-2012
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wahga border flag ceremony
wahga border flag ceremony
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AZAZ PARATA
AZAZ PARATA
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Devil May Cry DMC Vergil Trailer   GamesCom 2012   YouTube
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FNN Syria Al Hirak breaking in the city from this place 18 8 2012
FNN Syria Al Hirak breaking in the city from this place 18 8 2012
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FNN    Syria   Members of the Free Syrian Army attack a personnel carrier 14 8 2012
FNN Syria Members of the Free Syrian Army attack a personnel carrier 14 8 2012
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FNN Syria Damascus military support for Assad forces from Midan to Nahr Eisha 22 8 2012
FNN Syria Damascus military support for Assad forces from Midan to Nahr Eisha 22 8 2012
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FNN  Syria Aleppo  a report about the massacre at Dar al Shifaa Hospital  21 11 2012
FNN Syria Aleppo a report about the massacre at Dar al Shifaa Hospital 21 11 2012
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Syria Ariha Assad's terrorists opened fire on the peaceful night Demo 16 4 2012
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Syria فري برس  حلب   معارة الارتيق    قصف عنيف على البلدة 9 8 2012
Syria فري برس حلب معارة الارتيق قصف عنيف على البلدة 9 8 2012
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Battle of Azaz
Part of the Syrian civil war
Azaz, Syria.jpg
Date 6 March – 23 July 2012
(4 months, 2 weeks and 3 days)
Location Azaz, Aleppo Governorate, Syria
Result Decisive Rebel victory
Belligerents

Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg Syrian opposition

Syria Syrian government

Units involved
Northern Storm Brigade[1]

5th Mechanized Division

  • 12th Armored Brigade
Strength
2,000+ 900 soldiers
20 tanks
Casualties and losses
125 killed 100+ soldiers killed
17 tanks destroyed

The Battle of Azaz was a battle between the Syrian Army and the Free Syrian Army for control of the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo, during the Syrian civil war.

The first Azaz offensive[edit]

By 6 March, the rebel Free Syrian Army had taken control of towns north of Aleppo and were attacking Azaz.[2] Subsequent, defections from the Syrian Army, following a crackdown in the wider Aleppo region against anti-government activists, led to the town becoming a battleground between the Syrian Army and the Free Syrian Army, made up of defectors and armed civilians in late March 2012.[3] Three soldiers were killed by the FSA in fighting in March.[4] On May 23, the government launched an assault on Azaz. As their armored columns approached the city from the west supported by helicopters and artillery, they encountered stiff rebel resistance from the combined forces of Ahrar alShamal Brigade and the Muthanna ibn Haritha Battalion. Over the next three days, government forces attempted to take rebel-held neighborhoods. By the evening of May 26, rebels pushed the government out of the city, destroying five armored vehicles in the process.[5]

The second Azaz offensive[edit]

At the beginning of July, the Assad government began its second major offensive operation in northern Aleppo. Once again, the focus of this offensive was Azaz, which the government began to shell on July 2. A week later, the Syrian observatory for Human Rights reported heavy clashes in several of the city's neighborhoods. The struggle for Azaz continued until July 19, when rebel groups finally re-established control of the city. The government retreated to Minnakh Air Base, which remained operational.[5] On 23 July, it was confirmed that the FSA had finally taken control of Azaz.[6] They said that 17 government tanks had been destroyed and one captured, although a journalist in the area counted 7 destroyed tanks.[7]

There is no video evidence of the battle itself to explain the mechanism of the rebels' success against government armor in this battle. However, a number of factors may have contributed to their success. One account of the clashes indicated that rebels used rocket propelled grenades against the tanks. If this is the case, then rebels in Azaz have cultivated substantial antiarmor tactical proficiency. RPGs are not typically capable of penetrating the thick armor of main battle tanks. As would have had to utilize complex tactics, carefully employing their anti-armor assets to achieve mobility kills before striking against weak points in the tanks' armor. The same account also points to the government blunders in the employment of its tanks, explaining that the government positioned its armored elements in a courtyard surrounding the mosque, pointing their guns outward towards the city in a defensive stance without infantry support aside from sniper over-watch from inside the mosque.[5]

Also critical to the rebels success was the quantity of ammunition they possessed. Thanks to Azaz's proximity to the Turkish border, rebels there could easily access weapons, ammunition, and reinforcements via the Kilis Border Crossing. The Tawhid Brigade claims to receive support from foreign states. A Tawhid Brigade spokesman in Azaz by the name of Abdulaziz Salama recently reported that the brigade received some 700 RPG rounds, 300 rifles, and 3,000 grenades in two shipments coordinated by the US and Turkey.[5]

Further developments[edit]

On 16 December, Syrian government warplanes bombed the town. Most of the bombs hit the centre of Azaz, around three kilometres (two miles) from the Turkish border in an area dominated by Syrian rebels, but at least one landed 500 metres from Turkish soil, one official said. It also stirred panic at a Syrian refugee camp just inside Turkey. Hundreds of residents from Azaz were trying to cross the border. Azaz was again hit from the air on 26 January 2013.[8]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 36°21′03″N 37°01′26″E / 36.3508°N 37.0239°E / 36.3508; 37.0239

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