Dozens of civilians killed in Syrian airstrikes in Aleppo

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Syrian civilians evacuate a residential building that has been bombed by pro-regime warplanes in Aleppo. File photo

ARA News

ALEPPO – Syrian warplanes loyal to President Bashar al-Assad committed Friday two “massacres” in the city of Aleppo and its countryside in northern Syria, causing dozens of casualties among civilians, local sources reported.

Dozens have been killed, wounded, and trapped under the rubble, according to activists.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, media activist Wael Mohammed said that Syrian warplanes committed “two massacres” in Aleppo and its countryside on Friday.

“The first massacre was conducted by pro-Assad warplanes in the city of al-Bab in Aleppo’s eastern countryside,” the source said. 

“A local popular market was targeted with steric rockets in al-Bab, causing the death of at least 13 civilians and the injury of more than 40 others, some of them are in critical conditions.” 

Al-Bab has been under the control of the Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants for more than a year.

“The second massacre was committed in the Kallaseh district in the city of Aleppo, which was hit with several Phil missiles, causing the death of more than 15 civilians and the injury of some 20 others,” Mohammed told ARA News.

“The rescue teams are still searching for victims under the rubble.” 

Syrian regime forces have been combating ISIS in eastern Aleppo and opposition groups in the north. Failing to break into the rebel-held areas, the regime’s air forces have repeatedly bombed residential neighborhoods, killing hundreds of civilians in the province over the last few months. 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil

Source: ARA News

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