Rebels launch attack in Syria's Aleppo

BEIRUT - Rebels launched an attack inside Aleppo early on Monday, shelling Syrian government-held areas and clashing with government-allied forces in the center of the divided northwestern city, a monitoring group reported.
Syrian warplanes bombarded rebel-held areas in the city and north of it, days after the government side effectively cut off a road leading to the insurgent-controlled neighborhoods and moved closer to completely encircling them.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebels fired more than 300 shells at western, government-held neighborhoods in response to government advances towards the Castello Road.