So luring regime forces out to fight in Aleppo - and then if possible turning Aleppo into Syria’s Benghazi (rebel base) - etc. Though it is still too early to say.
But by so far the regime has been unable to repel/squash FSA/rebels swiftly.
BEIRUT //The fighting in Aleppo intensified yesterday - and the rebels believe the battle for the city will be as important as Benghazi was for the Libyan rebels, said an activist.
Rami Abdel Rahman, the director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, confirmed that the rebels had sent reinforcements to Aleppo, which prompted the regime to respond by deploying more forces in the fight for control of Syria’s largest city.
Warplanes overflew the city, breaking the sound barrier but not opening fire, said Mr Rahman.
"The rebels are sending numerous fighters to Aleppo to battle the regime", he said. "For them, Aleppo is as important as Benghazi was for the Libyan rebels.
"Aleppo is the capital of the north and the northern regions are already in their hands so, if this city falls, the regime is over and the two sides know it," he said.