A medic treats an injured child following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the Sheikh Khader neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo, on February 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALEPPO MEDIA CENTRE / ZEIN AL-RIFAI
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Syrian troops battled rebels Monday over a strategic Aleppo district that could be key to securing a nearby prison and laying siege to the city's rebel-held east.Opposition forces were able to overrun parts of the facility for hours, before regime warplanes unleashed a bombing campaign against them.Rebels carried out another suicide bombing at the prison Thursday, killing at least eight soldiers.Aleppo has been largely divided between government control in the west of the city and rebel control in the east since fighting broke out there in mid-2012 .
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