Pro-Assad forces blow up rebel-held tunnel in old Aleppo

A Syrian rebel fighter walks across the ruins of an old market in central Aleppo. File photo

ARA News 

ALEPPO – Syrian regime forces on Sunday blew up an opposition-held tunnel in the old city in Aleppo, killing more than ten people, including civilians, activists reported. 

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, media activist Wael Mohammed confirmed that pro-regime forces bombed the tunnel of Suwayqa district in old Aleppo, causing the death of six rebel fighters and four civilians.

“Several wounded people were evacuated form under the rubble by civil defense activists,” the source said. 

The pro-regime forces bombed the tunnel in a bid to paralyze the movement of the rebel fighters between the Suwayqa district and other neighborhoods in Aleppo. 

Meanwhile, Rebel fighters responded by firing dozens of rockets on the regime-held areas in the city, killing and wounding a number of civilians. 

A local source in the regime-held part of Aleppo city reported that more than 80 local-made rockets hit residential buildings in the western neighborhoods, killing eight civilians and wounding several others.

On Sunday evening, clashes renewed between the pro-regime troops and rebel fighters in the neighborhoods of Karam al-Tarrab, Bustan al-Basha and the Jamiyat Zahra. Casualties were reported on both sides. 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil

Source: ARA News

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