Air strikes in Syria's Aleppo kills 9 civilians; the regime warplanes also injure 12 others
Air strikes on rebel-held neighbourhoods in Syria's second city Aleppo today killed at least nine civilians and wounded more than a dozen others, the local civil defence said.
Aleppo: Air strikes on rebel-held neighbourhoods in Syria's second city Aleppo today killed at least nine civilians and wounded more than a dozen others, the local civil defence said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime warplanes carried out the air strikes and gave a toll of 10 dead. An AFP correspondent in the opposition-held eastern part said four neighbourhoods were targeted.
In Bustan al-Qasr, one of the most heavily-populated neighbourhoods, seven civilians were killed and 10 wounded, a civil defence member said.
Two other people were killed and eight wounded in Al-Mashad district, the source said. The Britain-based Observatory said the air strikes targeted Bustan al-Qasr and other Aleppo neighbourhoods, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens more.
"The number of martyrs is expected to rise because many of those wounded are in critical condition," said the monitor, which relies on a network of sources inside Syria for its reports.
Once Syria's commercial hub, Aleppo has been divided between rebel control in the east and government forces in the west since 2012. Nearly all warring parties in Syria ─the regime, rebels, jihadists, and Kurds ─ have carved out zones of control in war-torn Aleppo province.
A ceasefire took effect in Syria at the end of February but the country has been rocked by fighting in recent weeks, particularly around Aleppo. On Sunday, at least six civilians were killed in government strikes on eastern parts of the city, and another 16 were killed by rocket fire by Islamist rebels. Syria's conflict erupted in March 2011 with anti-government protests, but has since spiralled into a multi-front war that has left more than 270,000 people dead.
Shamima Begum was one of three east London schoolgirls who traveled to Syria in 2015. She has said she married an IS member from the Netherlands and had three children, all of whom have died
The Little Amal recently made a stop at the Vatican City, where she was greeted by Pope Francis.
Vladimir Putin slams presence of foreign troops in Syria, says it 'clearly violated international law'
Putin was referring to hundreds of US troops stationed in eastern Syria and working with Kurdish-led fighters in battling the militant Islamic State group, as well as Turkish forces in northern Syria.