Syrian army clashes with rebels around Aleppo

Syrian warplanes carried out airstrikes on rebels trying to storm a police academy outside Aleppo on Wednesday, activists said, while jihadi fighters battled government troops along a key supply road leading to the southeastern part of the city, activists said.


The latest fighting came as the new US secretary of state said Washington is looking for more concrete ways to help the rebels in their fight to oust President Bashar Assad. (AP)