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The Syrian army used artillery to advance closer to Aleppo's strategically important Castello Road, bringing government forces closer to their long-standing objective of encircling rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman.
Rebels have said in the past that their attacks on the Kurdish-held Sheikh Massoud neighborhood were in response to attempts by Kurdish militiamen to cut the only road into rebel-held Aleppo.
Islamic State militants have taken territory from US and Turkish-backed Syrian rebels in an ongoing offensive, and now threaten a key rebel supply line from the Turkish border.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad railed against foreign support for rebel groups, but said he would be willing to agree to a ceasefire on certain conditions.
While Russian airstrikes are thought to have left dozens of civilians dead on Monday alone, rights groups say a US-led coalition airstrike killed 15 civilians on the same day.
An estimated 300,000 residents remaining in Aleppo risk being completely cut off from humanitarian supply routes if the Syrian government and allied forces succeed in surrounding the city.
One of the biggest anti-Assad groups moved quickly to name a new leader after Zahran Alloush was killed in an apparent Russian airstrike.
After Islamic State attacks in Paris that killed 129 people, what's next for Syria, and should it involve committing Western troops on the ground?
The Islamic State launched its brutal, unprecedented assault on Paris while it begins to crumble on all fronts in both Syria and Iraq.