Over 100 killed in upsurge in Syria's Aleppo: monitor

Syrian government forces' tanks patrol the town of Khan Tuman, south of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 11, 2016 following clashes in the area with opposition fighters the previous nightOver 100 troops, pro-regime militia, jihadists and rebels have been killed in four days of fierce fighting on a strategic front of Syria’s Aleppo province, a monitoring group said Wednesday. Since Sunday, fighting around Al-Eis and Khan Tuman in Aleppo’s southern belt has killed 61 rebels and members of Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front and 50 troops and pro-regime militia, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “In the past 24 hours alone, 42 rebels and Al-Nusra members died, as well as 34 regime loyalists,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.

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