Syrian forces reverse rebel advance in Aleppo

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Syrian government forces recaptured territory in the contested city of Aleppo, reversing all gains rebels made two weeks into their counterattack.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based war monitor with sources on the ground, said on Saturday the army and allies made several advances on the divided city's western edge, hampering the rebel offensive to break the siege on opposition-held districts.

Aleppo has become the most intense front in the war pitting President Bashar al-Assad - helped by Iranian militias and Russian air power - against rebel groups, some backed by Turkey, the United States, and Gulf monarchies.

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