Rebels capture village near Aleppo, 73 killed: monitor

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Posted: May 06, 2016 2:03 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Friday reported that insurgent groups captured a strategically important village from government forces in fierce fighting south of Aleppo that killed 73 people.

The insurgents, including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, on Thursday launched an attack on government forces at the village of Khan Touman, which is important because of its location near the Damascus-Aleppo highway.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)