Syrian air force renews offensive against residential areas in Aleppo

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A three-year-old girl rescued from the ruins of a residential building which was bombarded by an explosive barrel launched by Syrian warplane in Aleppo. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – At least seven civilians were killed and nine other injured in the village of Sousan in northern Aleppo on Sunday, amid aerial bombardment by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, civil rights activist Imad Hussein said that Syrian regime’s warplanes dropped two barrel bombs on residential buildings in the village of Sousan in the northern countryside of Aleppo, “killing seven members from one family”, as well as injuring nine others who were transferred to the medical center in the village.

The village of Binan al-hush in Aleppo countryside was exposed to a similar attack on Sunday evening. No casualties were reported.

In the meantime, clashes broke out between pro-Assad military forces and rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the neighborhood of al-Khalidiyah of Aleppo, local sources reported, adding that the FSA remained defending its positions in the neighborhood until later hours of Sunday.

The Syrian air force also targeted the village of Bishantra in eastern Aleppo with guided missiles. Three civilians were reported dead, including a child.

 

Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah

Source: ARA News

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