A rebel fighter stands with his weapon near damaged buildings, and barricades with a Free Syrian Army flag drawn(C), in rebel-held besieged old Aleppo, Syria December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Syrian rebels weakened in Aleppo battle by their own divisionsAs the Syrian government and its allies prepared to ramp up their attack on Aleppo in November, one of the rebel groups defending the opposition-held part of the city took up arms against another, seizing its stores of ammunition, fuel and food. The incident near an Aleppo front line underlined the rebel rivalries that only worsened in the face of an unprecedented onslaught by Russian-backed government forces, supported by Shiite militias from across the region.The rebels have been on the back foot since the Russian air force intervened on Assad's behalf in September, 2015 .A rebel commander in a town north of Aleppo said that instead of protesting against Assad, people in his area had put up posters criticizing rebel commanders.
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