Fighting erupted a day after UN envoy Martin Griffiths told the security council warring sides made "significant progress" in agreeing on a ceasefire amid a burgeoning Covid-19 outbreak.
Saraqeb, near the Turkish border, has been at the centre of intense fighting after the regime took over Maarat al Numan - both cities dot a strategic highway linking Damascus to Aleppo.
Fresh fighting comes days after Yemeni government accused Houthi rebels of breaching ceasefire and refusing to withdraw from port city in line with December agreement.
As many as 75 fighters and six civilians have been killed in the fighting between two rebel groups that erupted on Tuesday and continues to expand to more towns and villages, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The militants also captured dozens of soldiers in two days of fighting following an attack on an army base in Faryab province. Separately, fighting entered the fifth day in the northeastern city of Ghazni.
Syrian regime continues to target the besieged civilians in the opposition-held enclave which the UN body for children describes a "hell on earth." Meanwhile, ICRC says a convoy of 13 aid trucks was allowed to enter a town of enclave.
Seizing the 850-year-old Grand al Nuri Mosque hands a symbolic victory to the Iraqi forces. Daesh leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi had declared his self-styled caliphate from this mosque three years ago.
The Phillipines' president has offered $410,000 for the "neutralisation" of Isnilon Hapilon, Abdullah Maute and his brother Omarkhayam Maute. The three are said to be the leaders of the militants fighting troops in Marawi.
When people from Sudan moved to Iraq in the 1980s, the country was an economic powerhouse where many from impoverished countries went to seek a better future. Now migrants and refugees are thinking of going back home.
Taliban fighters were pushed back by Afghan security forces late on Saturday evening from the Khanabad District of Kunduz province, after capturing the district early in the morning.
At least 73 people have been killed in clashes between pro-regime forces and Jaish al Fatah opposition group, while a village near Aleppo has been captured from pro-regime forces.
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