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Turkish-backed rebels exchange daily fire with SDF in Aleppo

In the northern countryside of Aleppo, the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, retaliates to the shelling from Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, pushing civilians to leave their homes.
Rebel fighters ride a military vehicle on the outskirts of Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) controlled Tell Rifaat town, northern Aleppo province, Syria October 22, 2016. Picture taken October 22, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi - S1AEUIPWQCAB

ALEPPO, Syria — Abu Rami, 35, cannot stay in his own house at night, as he fears that while he and his family are asleep, his village would come under artillery barrage.

Abu Rami, a pseudonym, lives in Kaljibrin village, 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of Aleppo city. The village is controlled by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), backed by Turkey.

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