Friday, April 22, 2016

Syrian regime launches lethal strikes on Aleppo

Airstrike (illustration)
Airstrike (illustration)

Air strikes on rebel-held neighborhoods in Syria's second city Aleppo on Friday killed at least 14 civilians and wounded more than a dozen others, the local civil defense told AFP.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime warplanes carried out the air strikes and gave a toll of 10 dead.

An AFP correspondent in the opposition-held eastern part said several neighborhoods were targeted and that the wail of ambulances could be heard throughout the morning.

In Bustan al-Qasr, one of the most heavily-populated neighborhoods, a strike hit a five-storey apartment building, shearing off part of an entire floor.

Civil defense volunteers were climbing into the building to search for families trapped in the rubble, according to the AFP journalist. READ MORE