Strikes kill 10 in Syria's rebel-held Aleppo: monitor

Once Syria's economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been ravaged by the war that began in March 2011 with anti-government protestsAt least 10 people, including seven children, were killed in air strikes on the rebel-held east of Aleppo on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. The Britain-based group said it was unclear if the raids on Aleppo’s Marjeh district were carried out by aircraft belonging to the Syrian government or its ally Russia. The latest civilian deaths come as rebels press an assault intended to break a government siege of opposition-held Aleppo that began on July 17 and has raised fears of a humanitarian crisis.

Share this article