Al-Nusra militants storm Kurdish district in Aleppo, casualties reported

Activists form rescue teams to rescue victims of a raid by the Syrian regime force sin Aleppo. File photo

ARA News

ALEPPO – Syria’s branch of al-Qaeda al-Nusra Front and the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham pounded the Kurdish neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsoud in the city of Aleppo with mortars, causing injuries among civilians, local sources reported on Friday.  

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, media activist Shoresh Saleh said that at least nine civilians were wounded, including children, after the Islamists bombed the neighborhood with several mortars. 

The bombing also caused material damage to the residential buildings, according to the source.

On the other hand, the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) responded by bombings locations of Islamist rebels in al-Shkef and Kastillo districts of Aleppo, activists reported. 

In the meantime, volunteers of the Kurdish Red Crescent (KRC) formed a rescue team to pull victims from under the rubble in the Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood, beside providing medical assistance to the wounded in the stricken area.

Speaking to ARA News, KRC chief Dilgesh Issa said their volunteers are trying to assist the injured people stranded in the neighborhood. 

Islamist rebels of al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham have been targeting the YPG headquarters in the Kurdish neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsoud with rocket-propelled grenades and hell cannon for days. The rebels intensified their shelling on the neighborhood by using mortar shells and bombing residential buildings, eyewitness told ARA News.

Reporting by: Helin Saeed 

Source: ARA News

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