Despite attention on Aleppo, Syria aflame on several fronts

October 6, 2016 6:51 PM

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BEIRUT — The battle for Aleppo has gripped the world, but it is hardly the only major front among the tangle of adversaries clashing across war-torn Syria.

Opposition forces are on the offensive in the country’s center trying to sever the government’s connection between Aleppo and the capital, Damascus, which is itself at the edge of a major theater of the war. In the northwest, Turkish-backed opposition forces are battling Islamic State militants, whi...

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