Saturday, October 21, 2017
   
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

Aleppo bombardment kills dozens including children

At least 34 people die including civilians amid intense shelling and air strikes on battle-stricken city.

Aleppo

At least 34 people have died in another day of bombardment in the Syrian city of Aleppo, a source inside the city said.

The deaths on Tuesday came amid aerial bombardment, shelling and the use of barrel bombs by government helicopters over rebel-held districts.

Barrel bombs fell on the Salhen, Ferdos, and Jisr al-Haj districts of Aleppo, killing nine people including two children.

Further shelling and air strikes in the Salahadeen, Sukary, Malaah, and Castello areas caused the deaths of 25 people, among them women and children.

Raids by warplanes continued overnight into Wednesday morning.

Those wounded in the strikes included independent journalist and activist Hadi al-Abdullah, who has been covering the battle for Aleppo from rebel-held areas.

Pictures posted on Twitter captured the moment Abdullah was hit by debris formed by a shell landing near his position.

Rebel losses

The bombing inside Aleppo comes as rebel forces and government troops fought bloody clashes for its surrounding villages.

At least 70 rebels were killed in separate clashes on Tuesday when government forces recaptured the village of Zeitan and in the village of Khalasah, which is still contested.

Since 2012, Aleppo has been fought over by rebels, government troops, and Kurdish factions, as well as fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.

ISIL were forced from the city in 2013, but still control large parts of the surrounding countryside to its east.

In recent months, Syrian government forces backed by Russian jets, and Kurdish groups, have enclosed rebel areas, threatening their supply routes to the Turkish border.

The Syrian conflict, which began with peaceful protests in March 2011, has escalated into a multi-sided civil war.

The death toll has risen to more than 280,000 people, while half the country's population have been forced from their homes, according to UN estimates.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

Palestinian official: Unity deal wi...

Read More

Israel closes Palestinian media gro...

Read More

Dying Palestinian teen longs for im...

Read More

Khamenei hailed European position o...

Read More

Iraq's military declares mission ac...

Read More

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of promo...

Read More

Global_News

Shia mosques targeted in separate attacks, with at least 30 people killed in Kabul and up to 10 more in Ghor province.

Read More

Donation

Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:

Featured_Author

Login






Login reminder Forgot login?

Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Week in Pictures

Diwali: The festival of lights

Is it autumn yet in Europe?