September 25, 2017 - 16:43 AMT
Syrian army repels rebel offensive in Aleppo

Rebels in the north countryside of Aleppo assaulted the Syrian Army in latest violation of the de-escalation zone agreement, Al-Masdar News reports.

Members of the Syrian al-Qaeda offshoot stationed in Haritan and Hayyan towns launched a surprise attack on government forces positions in Bashkuyi.

However, the attack was foiled, leaving 5 rebels dead and 1 vehicle destroyed.

Six army troops were reported dead, 2 others injured in the failed offensive.

According to Syria, the attack is seen as a blatant violation for the de-escalation zone agreement which also includes other areas in the war-torn country.