Syria rebels 'battle for Aleppo supply route'

The Syrian city of Aleppo has been divided since a rebel offensive in 2012Syrian rebels fought fierce clashes with loyalist troops Saturday as they tried to secure their supply line to second city Aleppo against advances by the army, a monitor said. The clashes in the divided area of Handarat just north of Aleppo, came a day after fighting that killed 15 soldiers and pro-regime militia as well as 12 rebels, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “Rebels from all the main factions have launched an operation to try to secure the Handarat area,” said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman. “They are trying to expel the army from hills captured by the regime in recent days,” Abdel Rahman told AFP.

Share this article