A man carries a young girl who was injured in a reported barrel-bomb attack by pro-Assad forces. File photo
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Aleppo, Syria – On Sunday, the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes carried out several airstrikes on locations of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in the northern countryside of Aleppo, northern Syria, while pro-regime helicopters and fighter jets continued bombing the opposition-held neighborhoods in the province.
The coalition’s attacks centered in the towns of Soran Azaz, Dabeq and Ahtimlat in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
Saleh Zein, a rebel commander in ash-Shamiya Front faction, told ARA News that several IS-led military points were attacked by the coalition’s warplanes, led to the destruction of several military vehicles, as well as killing a large number of its crews.
“The air attacks followed by clashes between ash-Shamiya Front rebels and IS insurgents in the vicinity of Soran Azaz town and Maree, where the parties have used heavy and medium weapons,” the source added.
On the other hand, the pro-Assad helicopters continued targeting civilian neighborhoods with several barrel bombs.
Speaking to ARA News, Wael Mohamed, a journalists based in Aleppo, reported that pro-regime helicopters targeted in the early morning hours the neighborhoods of Bustan al-Qaser, Kallasa, as-Salehin, al-Jalloum and ash-Shaar.
“The attacks claimed lives of at least ten civilians and wounded dozens others, some of them are in critical conditions which may rise the number of casualties,” he added, pointing out that the rescue teams are still searching for survivors under the rubble.
For more than a year, neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo have been exposed to daily shelling by pro-regime warplanes, which left thousands of civilians dead and caused the destruction of entire districts, as well as causing mass displacement among residents amid severe shortage of basic needs, according to media reports and human rights organizations.
Reporting by: Taim Khalil
Source: ARA News