Rebel shelling kills 12 in Syria’s Aleppo

Damascus, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed on Wednesday by renewed rebel shelling on government-controlled district in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, a media report said.

The shelling targeted the sprawling Hamadaniyeh district in the government-controlled western part of Aleppo city, Xinhua quoted a report by pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV as saying.

The shelling lasted all day on Wednesday as ambulances were seen speeding to transfer the wounded to hospitals.

According to the report, over 40 wounded people were hospitalised, as some bodies of civilians were found charred due to the intensity of the shelling.

The report said the targeted areas are all civilians with no military presence, adding that the death toll is not final as the shelling is still ongoing and ambulances were still wailing in that part of the city.

Earlier in the day, a military source told Xinhua that up to 142 civilians have been killed in rebel attacks in Aleppo since July 31.

An array of extremist groups unleashed what they called “Aleppo’ s Large Epic” battle on July 31, the source said on condition of anonymity.

A total of 48 children, 31 women, and 63 men have been killed, in addition to 672 injuries, mostly women and children, the source added.



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