Syria rebels kill 34 regime forces in attack on police academy

BEIRUT (AFP) - Syrian rebels killed 34 government forces in an attack on Sunday on a police academy in the northern province of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The rebels "seized control at dawn of large parts of the police academy" in the town of Khan al-Assal, after days of fierce fighting for control one of the regime's last bastions in the western part of Aleppo province, the watchdog said.

On Saturday, rebels stormed the main building of the sprawling police academy.