BEIRUT - At least 70 people have been killed in recent hours amid fighting between Syrian government forces and the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front and its allies in the south of the northern province of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported Wednesday.
The clashes are concentrated in the towns of khalsa and Zintan, south of Aleppo, where authorities have recovered some locations that had been lost to their opponents Tuesday night.
At the same time, both government aircraft and artillery are attacking the villages of al-Zorba, Khan Tuman, Maarata, Qarasi, Hamiran and Icarda, also in the south of Aleppo.
Since midnight, regime planes and helicopters have also targeted northern areas of the province.
Aleppo has since April been suffering a surge of violence, which decreased during a week in May, thanks to a truce agreed between Russia and the United States.
Apart from the fighting between the army and al-Nusra Front, clashes have erupted in northeastern Aleppo between Syria Democratic Forces and the Islamic State around the city of Manbij.