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Fighting continued near a police academy in Aleppo; rebels with captured tanks tried to overrun the key government position. Rebels dug in around Damascus as government forces pulled back to defensive positions. A rebel leader said nonlethal aid from the US would not help, while Russia said the aid would fuel more violence. The UN Secretary General said Syria was breaking apart.
Government aircraft bombarded rebel forces as they tried to overrun a key government position at a police academy near Aleppo. Fighters from the Al Nusrah Front cut off a supply road leading to Aleppo airport.
US Secretary of State Kerry said Syrian rebels deserved more support. The statement came amid reports of increased weapon shipments to the rebels. Rebels rejected a Syrian government offer for talks, saying they will not negotiate until Assad leaves.
The Syrian foreign minister said the government was willing to hold talks with the opposition on ending the country's civil war, the first time a high-ranking government official has stated it. The opposition National Coalition dropped its boycott of talks in Rome with Western backers after promises of substantial increases in aid.