Rebel fighters man an anti-aircraft weapon at the front line against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Ratian village, north of Aleppo February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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Syrian rebels Wednesday regained much of the territory north of the city of Aleppo lost to government troops in fierce fighting the previous day in clashes that left more than 150 dead on both sides, activists said.The Observatory says 70 troops and 86 rebels were killed in Tuesday's fighting.The Observatory and Hamed, the Aleppo-based activist, said fighting is now concentrated in the village of Bashkoy, just north of Aleppo. They said rebels were fighting against Syrian troops backed by members of Lebanon's Hezbollah group.An amateur video released by rebels showed the bodies of some 25 Syrian soldiers and pro-government gunmen in Aleppo's northern suburb of Mallah lying in a muddy open field.
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