Aleppo under regime’s fire

A file photo showing destruction in Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo following airstrikes by pro-regime forces

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – At least nine people were killed and dozens others wounded on Sunday in an airstrike carried out by warplanes of the Syrian regime on the Ansari neighborhood in the city of Aleppo, northern Syria. 

Speaking to ARA News, an eyewitness said that the pro-Assad warplanes bombed a residential building and yard near an elementary school in the opposition-held neighborhood of Ansari in northeastern Aleppo.

The opposition activist Mohammad Yahya stated to ARA News that on Sunday the areas controlled by the opposition forces in the city saw intensified sorties by the pro-regime warplanes where several locations were bombed.

He added that these raids come as retaliation by the pro-regime forces after a number of shells landed on a  regime-held neighborhood on Saturday. 

On Saturday, several shells dropped at the regime-held Christian district of Sulaimaniya, killing seven people and wounding dozens others. The rebel fighters targeted with improvised shells the regime-held district of Suleimaniyah in central Aleppo. 

“Seven people were killed and dozens others injured in Suleimaniyah,” a local source told ARA News.

The Maadi neighborhood of Aleppo, which is under the control of rebel forces, was exposed to bombardment by the Syrian air force on Saturday. Local sources reported that at least six people were killed in the airstrike.

Opposition fighters and pro-regime forces share control over Aleppo’s neighborhoods.


Reporting by: Mustafa Hamed

Source: ARA News

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