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May 8, 2016 10:20 am

Aleppo Truce Extended as 13 Iranian Soldiers Killed in Fight Against Islamist Militants

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Russia said a truce in Aleppo, Syria, pictured, has been extended since Monday. Photo: wiki commons.

Aleppo, Syria. Photo: wiki commons.

Thirteen Iranian soldiers were killed in a battle with Islamist militants over a village near the Syrian city of Aleppo, Tehran said on Saturday, in one of Iran’s biggest single-day losses since it sent forces to support President Bashar al-Assad.

Russia meanwhile said that a truce in Aleppo itself had been extended until Monday.

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