Rebel fighters walk on the rubble of destroyed buildings at a former research centre being used as a military barracks after they captured the complex, on July 4, 2015, on the western outskirts of Aleppo, Syria

Syria rebels battle regime in Aleppo's fiercest fighting

AFP Two alliances of Syrian rebels battled to advance in government-held western Aleppo on Saturday, seizing an army barracks in one district but losing ground in others, in some of the fiercest fighting in the city since the conflict began. US-led coalition forces, meanwhile, said they carried out a series of 16 airstrikes against the Islamic State group in their Syrian stronghold of Raqa, one o…

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