During the fierce fighting in Northern Syria between the supporters of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and the opposition has killed at least 71 people, according to human rights organization, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The fighting took place around the village Head North of Aleppo. Started the attack the militants of the terrorist group «Dzhabhat EN-Nusra» associated with «al-Qaeda». They committed a suicide bombing attack against the government troops, the news Agency France Presse.
In the ensuing battle killed 33 soldiers 38 government troops and opposition fighters. «Dzhabhat EN-Nusra» were able to capture part of the settlement.
Earlier, on 20 December, government forces drove the opposition from the city of Khan-the Mist located in the same area.