Northern Syria clashes ‘kill 16 soldiers’


At least 16 Syrian soldiers have been killed in clashes with rebels in the province of Aleppo, activists say. The fighting took place in the town of Darat Izza, and at checkpoints outside al-Atarib and Kafr Halab, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. On Friday, officials accused rebels of shooting dead 25 men in Darat Izza. Activists said they were militiamen. Syria has seen escalating violence…

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