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Free Syrian Army rebels prepare to counter-attack Bashar al-Assad's government tanks on April 9: Syria is now tangled in a diplomatic dispute with Turkey, after shooting down one of Ankara's F-4 fighter jets.
Free Syrian Army rebels prepare to counter-attack Bashar al-Assad's government tanks on April 9: Syria is now tangled in a diplomatic dispute with Turkey, after shooting down one of Ankara's F-4 fighter jets.
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Syrian opposition forces are battling government forces in Aleppo, Syria's largest city, after seizing some of the country's border crossings with Turkey and Iraq. The escalating conflict has caused thousands to flee to neighboring countries. Rebels have already gained control of three neighborhoods in Aleppo, and government forces intensified shelling of the city, Al Jazeera television reported. 

 

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