France has urged the international community to stop the progression of Syrian troops, backed by Hezbollah fighters and Iran, towards the northern city of Aleppo.
After winning a strategic victory by retaking Qusayr, an important town near the border with Lebanon, Syrian troops are now focusing their attention on Aleppo as they continue to gain ground against the rebels.
"We must stop this progression before Aleppo. It is the next target of Hezbollah and of the Iranians," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on France 2 television.
"We need to re-balance things because over the past few weeks the troops of Bashar al-Assad and especially Hezbollah and the Iranians, along with Russian arms, have gained considerable ground."
He did not expand on how Syrian troops, buoyed by military support from its Shia allies Hezbollah and Iran, should be stopped....
ARMING FSA NOW! BEFORE HUNDRED OF THOUSAND MILLIONS ALL ARE SLAUGHTERED!