Aleppo will be the graveyard of the
tanks" of the Syrian army, Oqaidi declares after a day in which the rebels
claimed to have destroyed "eight tanks and some armoured vehicles and
killed more than 100 soldiers."
"We ask the West for a no-fly zone," he says in order to prevent aerial raids carried out by Assad's forces.
"We are ready to bring down this regime," Oqaidi says,..
"There is no strategic withdrawal of the Free Syrian Army. We await the attack," he says, refusing to reveal how many rebels are fighting in
Aleppo as these were "military secrets."
"The army can only use its aircraft or heavy artillery at a distance, shelling cities, destroying houses. It cannot enter the city," he says.
"We are positioned throughout the city and we have arms to defend ourselves against helicopters," he adds, accusing the regime of trying to "commit a massacre."
"They want to do what they did in
"We expect them to commit a very great slaughter, and we urge the international community to intervene to prevent these crimes," the colonel says.
"The Syrian army wavers, it is collapsing. It stands for no specific cause," he says.