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Heavy fighting continued for a third day in the strategically important city of Homs in central Syria. Fighting renewed around Aleppo airport in northern Syria. A Ukrainian journalist held hostage by Syrian rebels escaped from her captors.
Rebels broke through government lines, loosening a siege in central Homs. Government forces counterattacked with artillery and an airstrike. Both President Assad and rebel leaders vowed they would fight on until the other is defeated. However, neither side has been making major advances.
Rebels in eastern Syria, including the al Qaeda-linked Al Nusrah Front, set up a religious council to govern affairs. Attacks by government aircraft in Raqqa killed 14 people. Rebels attacked a key district in central Homs. The opposition Syrian National Coalition postponed a meeting to form a provisional government.
The Sunni jihadist group Al Nusrah Front and Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah clashed for the first time near the Lebanese-Syrian border. The 21 UN peacekeepers seized by rebel forces in the Golan heights four days ago were released. Russia said it would not pressure President Assad to resign.