51 civilians killed in shelling, airstrikes in Aleppo

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Damascus, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 51 people were killed on Saturday as a result of rebels’ shelling and airstrikes in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, a monitor group reported.

Four children and six women were among those killed by rebels’ shelling on government-controlled areas and Syrian airstrikes on rebel-held districts, Xinhua quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying.

The Britain-based watchdog group said 15 people were killed by Syrian airstrikes on the rebel-held districts of Fardus, Wajr al-Haj and others in the rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo.

It added that another 27 people were killed in airstrikes in the western countryside of Aleppo.

In the government-controlled areas west of Aleppo city, nine people including a child and an old man were killed when mortar shells struck residential areas in the Salahuddien district in Aleppo.

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Meanwhile, state news agency SANA confirmed that nine people were killed and 20 others wounded in renewed rebel shelling on western Aleppo.



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