Syria: Fierce clashes in Aleppo, deadly blast rocked Raqa
BEIRUT (AFP) - Fierce clashes broke out on Wednesday on the edge of the northern city of Aleppo, a day after rebels overran a nearby air base, while a deadly blast rocked Raqa city, a watchdog said.
"Fierce clashes pitting rebels... against regime forces broke out near the airforce intelligence building in the Layramun area on the edges of Aleppo," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The monitoring group said the rebels engaged in the battle were Islamists, among them the jihadist Al-Nusra Front.
The battle comes a day after rebels overran the air base at nearby Minnigh.