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Syrian rebel official says rebels launch counter attack in Aleppo
December 14, 2016 / 5:38 PM / 9 months ago

Syrian rebel official says rebels launch counter attack in Aleppo

A still image from video taken December 13, 2016 of a general view of eastern Aleppo, Syria in the rain. Video released December 13, 2016. REUTERS/via ReutersTV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian rebel official said on Wednesday that insurgents had launched counter-attacks against government forces in the city of Aleppo as fighting raged on after a truce deal appeared to collapse.

Zakaria Malahifji of the Fastaqim group told Reuters that his men “have begun a military action” from their last remaining areas of control in the city.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group and a witness reported that insurgents had staged a car bomb attack southwest of the historic Old City.

Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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