Fresh wave of airstrikes hit Syria’s Aleppo

Latest Update: October 14, 2016 | 175 Views

BEIRUT: Syrian opposition activists are reporting intense airstrikes on rebel-held neighborhoods of the northern city of Aleppo amid clashes between government forces and rebels.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Friday reported dozens of overnight airstrikes on eastern Aleppo. It added that clashes are taking place on the northern and southern edges of the city.

The Aleppo Media Center, an activist collective, said the airstrikes killed and wounded a number of people, with some buried under the debris.

The Observatory said Wednesday that at least 358 civilians have been killed in eastern Aleppo since a U.S. and Russian-brokered truce collapsed on Sept. 19. The U.N. says over 100 children have been killed in the campaign, which has also included a limited ground offensive.



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