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Syrian Rebels Launch Attacks Against Government Forces

ICE Graveyard 18/04/2016 Jade Walker
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BEIRUT, April 18 (Reuters) - Rebels launched a fierce attack against Syrian government forces in Latakia province on Monday and insurgents made separate advances nearby in Hama, a monitoring group reported, as violence escalated in the west of the country.

Heavy government air strikes in Homs province meanwhile killed four people, and the death toll was expected to rise with more people seriously wounded, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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