Fighting rages in Aleppo hours after Syrian peace deal

September 10, 2016 8:33 AM

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Fighting rages in Aleppo hours after Syrian peace deal

AMMAN Fighting raged on in southern Aleppo on Saturday, the army and rebels said, hours after the United States and Russia hailed a breakthrough deal to put Syria's peace process back on track.

The army attacked rebel-held areas, pushing to maximize recent gains before a new nationwide ceasefire was due to come into effect on Monday. Insurgents said they were planning a counter offensive.

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