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Heavy fighting near Aleppo in Syria

  • Heavy fighting has been reported near the Syrian city of Aleppo. As per media reports, government forces are trying to surround rebels who are holed up in the city. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the fighting has claimed the lives of around 120 fighters on both sides around the town of Ratyan. Up to 20,000 refugees fled the fighting and spent the night at a border crossing with Turkey.