BEIRUT - Syrian forces loyal to
President Bashar Assad fought rebels on Friday near the
border with Turkey, activists said, the first clash since a
UN-brokered ceasefire came into effect a day earlier.
The British-based Syrian Observatory
for Human Rights said
the fighting occurred in the northwestern province of Idlib
close to the border with Turkey
. The grassroots Local
Coordination Committees reported heavy gunfire in the village of
, close to the Turkish frontier.
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