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Fighting rages in parts of Syria; truce holds in othersBEIRUT – The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding.

Contested Aleppo has been the scene of intense shelling and air raids, killing nearly 250 civilians over the past nine days. The surge in fighting has caused the collapse of a two-month cease-fire brokered...


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