Syria rebels hold on

Anne Gearan / The Washington Post /

Published Jul 29, 2012 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

The Syrian government launched an offensive Saturday to retake rebel-held neighborhoods in the nation’s commercial hub of Aleppo, unleashing artillery, tanks and helicopter gunships against poorly armed opposition fighters.

But the rebels remained in control of their neighborhoods in Syria’s largest city.