Syria insurgents launch assault against govt forces near Aleppo

BEIRUT- Syrian Islamist insurgents attacked government forces and their allies in the country’s northwest on Friday where the same factions recently waged a fierce assault that inflicted heavy losses, monitors said. The insurgents, including fighters from the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, had already captured one village just two hours after beginning the latest attack southwest of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Government forces were responding with shelling and heavy air strikes in the area, near the town of Khan Touman, the British-based monitoring group said.



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