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        12/22/2013, Tevet 19, 5774

      Syrian Rebels Seize Aleppo Hospital

      Philly reports Syrian rebels seized control of a strategic hospital near Aleppo, giving a boost to beleaguered antigovernment forces in the northern city after days of relentless air strikes on opposition-held neighborhoods there, activists said Saturday.

      The rebels' capture of Kindi hospital does not drastically alter the broader battle for Aleppo, which has been divided for more than a year between opposition and government forces. Philly says it does provide a lift to a rebel movement that has been dogged in recent months by infighting that allowed President Bashar al-Assad's forces to chip away at rebel-held territory on several fronts.