Syria rebels try to cut army supply lines near Aleppo

Syria rebels try to cut army supply lines near Aleppo
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Amid the battle for control of northern Syria, rebels have been trying to cut government forces’ supply lines around Aleppo.

After losing the strategically important town of Maaret al-Numan on the main highway from Damascus, the army has sent tanks to try to take it back.

Rebels say they have been using rockets and roadside bombs to stop them.

To the north, Turkey continues to receive refugees fleeing the fighting. Civilians, many of them women with children, crossed the narrow Orontes river that forms the border with Syria.

Turkish villagers helped them across. Nearby an ambulance and other vehicles were on hand to take the more seriously wounded to hospital. Makeshift first aid points were set up on both sides.

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