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By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of high ground on the Aleppo outskirts on Saturday as warplanes bombed the city's opposition-held east relentlessly in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington's Syria policy in tatters. In their first major ground advance of the offensive, the army and its militia allies seized control of the Handarat Palestinian refugee camp, a few kilometers north of Aleppo, only for rebels to counterattack a few hours later. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the battle was ongoing.
TORONTO (AP) — Brad Marchand scored twice off assists from Sidney Crosby, including a go-ahead goal early in the third period, and Canada beat Russia 5-3 on Saturday night in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals.