Syrian rebels storm key artillery base in Aleppo

Syrian rebels stormed a major army artillery base in the northern city of Aleppo on Friday to try to end the siege of opposition-held areas, but the Syrian army said it had repelled the attack and killed hundreds of insurgents.

First families leave Syria’s besieged Aleppo

Dozens of civilians left the besieged and battered opposition-held east of Syria’s Aleppo city on Saturday through a “humanitarian corridor” to the government-held west, state media reported.