Nightly News | August 08, 2012
>>> in syria tonight things are looking dire for the rebels trying to hang onto that key city under siege. the city of aleppo , the largest in the country. civilians are now being warned to evacuate as the army advances. again tonight our report from chief foreign correspondent richard engel along the syria , turkey border.
>> reporter: good evening, brian . syrian rebels appear to be losing the city of aleppo . that comes as no surprise. for days rebel leaders have been telling us without an immediate influx of ammunition, in particular, the rebels could not continue to fight in the city and would have to withdraw. now that seems to be happening. today syrian troops push deeper into aleppo , even taking over the neighborhood of sal ahadin. what's happening in aleppo is significance of the larger context of the war. every time the rebels have taken on the vastly superior military they have lost. when they tried to make a stand in damascus they couldn't hold the city. when they tried to take a stand in aleppo , same results. the big question now, brian , is what the syrian army will do next. syrian troops brought in about 20,000 soldiers for its offensive against aleppo . those 20,000 soldiers are still there, still in the area. many syrians want to know where they will go next, where the next offensive will be. brian .
>> richard engel on the syria , turkey border. thanks.