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A Syrian government airstrike on a heavily contested neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least five people Saturday, while regime forces battled rebels in a town outside the capital of Damascus, activists said.
Aleppo and Damascus — Syria's two largest cities — are two of the key fronts in civil war between President Bashar Assad and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime. Opposition fighters have managed to seize control of several neighborhoods in Aleppo since storming the city last summer, while the regime has largely kept the rebels at bay so far in Damascus, although opposition fighters have captured several suburbs of the capital and look increasingly capable of threatening the heart of the city — and Assad's power.
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