Syrian opposition fighters claimed Monday that after an extended battle with the Syrian Army in Aleppo, the country's largest city, rebels have taken control of a vital checkpoint northwest of the city. Meanwhile, the Syrian government reported that the army had won back control of Salaheddiin, a district in the southwest part of Aleppo where rebel fighters had concentrated their attack on government troops. More than 200,000 people have fled the city in recent days due to danger posed by the fighting.
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