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Rebel military commanders agreed to set up a joint leadership. Rebel civilian leaders planned to meet Nov. 4 for a unity conference in Qatar. Government forces continue to bombard a strategic town captured by rebels last week; the town overlooks a main road between Damascus and Aleppo.
Rebels claimed to have downed a Syrian air force jet. Syria and Turkey banned each others' civilian flights over their territory. The ban came after Turkey intercepted a Syrian-bound plane that Turkey claimed carried munitions.
Rebels repelled a government counterattack against a strategic town in northern Syria. The town overlooks the road between Damascus and Aleppo and was captured by rebels earlier this week. Rebel forces captured 250 government soldiers. Government forces increased air and artillery strikes against Homs.
Rebels captured an air defense base near the northern city of Aleppo; the al Qaeda-linked Al Nusrah Front participated in the attack. Rebel offensives across the country killed 100 government troops in two days.
Government forces failed to retake a strategic town captured by rebels earlier in the week. The town is on a main road between Damascus and Aleppo.