Residential neighbourhoods.. main targets of Syrian air force

A man carries a boy that survived shelling after what activists said were explosive barrels thrown by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo April 27, 2014. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – At least 5 civilians were killed on Monday in Hullok neighbourhood in Aleppo city due to aerial bombardment by the pro-regime air force, local sources reported.

Hussein Abdul Salam, civil rights activist based in the city of Aleppo, told ARA News that the pro-Assad helicopters dropped several explosive barrels on Hullok neighbourhood on Monday afternoon, killing 5 civilians, including a child and a woman, while dozens of other were inured.

Meanwhile, the Syrian air force launched air strikes against Masakin Hanano and Sheikh Khider neighbourhoods in central Aleppo on Monday evening. No casualties were reported.

The city of Mare’ in the northern countryside of Aleppo was also exposed to similar bombardment with explosive barrels. ARA News could not verify the exact number of casualties.


Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah

Source: ARA News

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