- Title: Clashes continue in Aleppo between Syrian regime and rebel forces
- Date: 5th November 2016
- Summary: ALEPPO, SYRIA (NOVEMBER 5, 2016) (FOOTAGE OBTAINED BY REUTERS) BILLOWING SMOKE SMOKE RISING IN DISTANCE VARIOUS OF SMOKE AND GUNFIRE IN DISTANCE VARIOUS OF TANK SHOOTING AT TARGET / RUBBLE AROUND TANK SHOOTING / PEOPLE NEARBY WHEELS OF TANK MEMBERS OF THE SYRIAN ARMY CHECKING AROUND CORNER MEMBERS OF THE SYRIAN ARMY WAITING BEHIND WALL VARIOUS OF SYRIAN ARMY FIGHTERS WALKING, ENGAGING IN EXCHANGE OF FIRE VARIOUS OF DAMAGED BUILDINGS SYRIAN ARMY MEMBERS GATHERING / AUDIO OF GUNFIRE (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNIDENTIFIED SYRIAN MILITARY MAN, SAYING: "Prepare your members, we take from the white building to the higher building. Is it the small building? Yes the one that our members have been there. The yellow building you mean sir? Yes, the yellow building." SYRIAN ARMY MEMBERS SHOOTING CLOUDS OF SMOKE RISING FROM A BUILDING VARIOUS OF MEMBER OF SYRIAN ARMY SHOOTING TANK PATROLLING DAMAGED BUILDING / PEOPLE IN FOREGROUND / PAN TO OTHER SIDE OF AREA DAMAGED BUILDINGS SEEN THROUGH WINDOW / AUDIO OF GUNFIRE
- Embargoed: 20th November 2016 15:36
- Keywords: Syria fighters rebels Aleppo army
- Location: ALEPPO, SYRIA
- City: ALEPPO, SYRIA
- Country: Syria
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Insurgencies
- Reuters ID: LVA0015763687
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Syrian Army engaged in battles against rebel forces on Saturday (November 5) in the southwest of Aleppo.
Rebels including the Aleppo based Nur Al Din Zinki armed groups were among the fighters who fought against President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
Footage obtained by Reuters shows regime forces battling to retake positions lost to the rebels.
Syria's army, backed by Lebanese, Iranian, the Iraqi Shi'ite militias and Russia's air force, launched a major offensive to retake eastern Aleppo from rebel groups on September 22 after a series of advances allowed them to besiege it this summer.
Aleppo has become the focal point of fighting in Syria's war, now in its sixth year, pitting Assad and his allies against Sunni rebel groups including some supported by Turkey, Gulf Arab monarchies and the United States.
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