Aleppo Fighting Reaches 5th Day in Syria
AP- BEIRUT) — Opposition activists say fighting raged through the night in many neighborhoods of Aleppo, bringing the conflict in Syria’s largest city into its fifth day.
Syria’s commercial hub is about 40 miles (60 kilometers) from neighboring Turkey, which announced Wednesday it was closing its 566-mile (911-kilometer) border with its neighbor to trucks due to the unrest.
Syria’s ragtag rebel army, which has little central organization, has seized at least two crossings into Turkey. Dozens of Turkish trucks were looted and captured by armed men last week at the Bab al-Hawa crossing.
The move cuts off an important import route for supplies for the Syrian state.
Fierce fighting spread through several neighborhoods of Aleppo on Tuesday, with government forces fighting rebels with helicopters and tanks.
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