Rebels seeking the overthrow of Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad battled Syrian soldiers for control over the Damascus airport on Sunday for the fourth straight day, in what is emerging as a potentially critical battle in the opposition's efforts to penetrate the country's capital. The Wall Street Journal reports on rebel efforts to seize the airport, which had already forced a suspension of flight traffic into and out of the airport. The loss of the airport would cut off a key lifeline that the regime needs to replenish supplies, even as successful rebel attacks on Syrian air assets last week eroded the air superiority which the regime needs to prevent Syrian positions from being overrun.
Battle For Damascus Airport Emerging As Potential Civil War Turning Point
UPDATED 23:08 PM EST, December 2, 2012