Fighting erupts north of Aleppo as ceasefire expires

Amateur video shows fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels north of Aleppo city.

ALEPPO (REUTERS) - As a ceasefire expires, warfare on the outskirts of Aleppo.

The fighting is focused around the rebel held Handarat area. It's near the last route open into opposition held areas of the city.

Amateur video, which cannot be independently verified by Reuters, shows fierce fighting after a temporary ceasefire expired.

Rebel sources say government forces initially captured some ground, but it was later recovered.

The Syrian army says it is embroiled in violent clashes but is making advances.

The acceleration of fighting in the Aleppo area contributed to the collapse of peace talks in Geneva last month.

No end in sight in a war that has already killed some 250,000 people.