Syrian army, rebels wage fierce battles north of Aleppo city

September 30, 2016 7:21 AM

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Syrian army, rebels wage fierce battles north of Aleppo city

BEIRUT Syrian government forces and rebels waged fierce battles north of Aleppo on Friday, a week into a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian army to take the entire city.

Syrian government forces made a significant advance on Thursday north of Aleppo, capturing the Handarat refugee camp, a few kilometers (miles) from the city. There were conflicting accounts on the outcome of the fighting.

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