Syrian regime forces roll back rebel gains in Aleppo

Opposition fighters drive a tank in the Al-Huweiz area on the southern outskirts of Aleppo as they battle to break the government seige on the northen Syrian city on August 2, 2016Syrian regime forces bolstered by Russian air strikes recaptured territory overnight in the battleground city of Aleppo, rolling back the short-lived gains of a rebel offensive. Rebel fighters and their jihadist allies launched an assault Sunday in a bid to ease a more than two-week government siege of opposition-held districts of the city. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces seized two hilltops and two small villages in the southwest of Aleppo late Tuesday.

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