With rebels having taken control of parts of Aleppo, and the regime fighting to regain control, Syrian state television reports that the Syrian army has "purged" parts of the city of opposition fighters who are accused of "terrorizing" residents and being aided by Yemen, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. Opposition groups report heavy shelling and say the regime is using rocket launchers and tanks to avoid close combat with rebels. Some 200,000 people have fled Aleppo in the past two days, according to a U.N. official.
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