AMMAN - At least 40 Syrian soldiers were killed on Saturday when rebels detonated explosives packed beneath an army base in Aleppo, activists and rebels said.
The Islamic Front, an umbrella rebel organization, claimed responsibility for the bombing, though the claim could not be immediately verified.
The front said 40 government soldiers were killed. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 20 died in the blast and added that fierce clashes had erupted along the divided city's frontlines, where fighting between rebels and troops has escalated in recent days. (Reuters)