At least 500 fighters killed in a week in Aleppo battle: monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the majority of the over 500 killed since July 31 in Aleppo were rebels fighters and jihadistsMore than 500 rebels and government forces have been killed in one week of fierce fighting to control the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitor said on Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights could not give a specific toll, but said the majority of those killed since July 31 were rebels and jihadists “because of the aerial superiority of the regime and intense Russian air strikes”. Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said at least 130 civilians had also been killed since Sunday, most in rebel shelling of government-controlled districts.

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