Syria rebels say Aleppo siege broken

August 7, 2016 9:43 AM

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Syria rebels say Aleppo siege broken

BEIRUT: Syrian rebels said Saturday they have broken a three-week government siege of second city Aleppo, turning the tables on Russian-backed regime forces who are now on the defensive.

To the northeast, a Western-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters scored a major victory against the Islamic State group in the town of Manbij after a fierce two-month battle.

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