World Bulletin/News Desk
Syrian armed opposition have seized the northwestern town of Kesab in Syria after a series of clashes with regime forces, officials said.
The clashes killed two members of the opposition and 45 members of the regime's forces while at least eleven others were injured.
Some of the injured were taken to hospitals for treatment in the Syrian bordering city of Hatay in Turkey.
The Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCC) -- a network of local opposition groups -- said that government helicopters bombed opposition-controlled areas in Aleppo, adding that rebels fired artillery shells in regime-controlled areas in Aleppo's northern rural side.
LCC sources said intensive clashes occurred between the Free Syrian Army and regime forces in the old part of Aleppo, claiming that rebels made gains against the government in Latakia and that Islamic Front troops captured strategically important areas around the Keseb border with Turkey.
Syria's official news agency SANA claimed that regime forces cleared several regions of armed groups, and destroyed their vehicles in various operations launched across Homs, Aleppo and Idlib.
A London-based Syrian group has claimed that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces killed 57 people during air and land operations in various regions of the country on Saturday, with one woman and six children among the dead.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights watchdog (SNHR) said regime forces raided opposition-controlled areas, killing 24 people in Aleppo, 12 in the suburbs of Damascus, eight in Homs, five each in Daraa and Idlib and one each in Rakka, Hama and Latakia.
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