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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Russia carries out its heaviest strikes on Aleppo

Russia on Tuesday carried out its heaviest strikes in days on Syria's Aleppo, as at least five children were killed in rebel fire on a school in the war-torn country's south, AFP reports.
The raids in Aleppo killed at least 12 civilians, a monitor said, and caused massive damage in several residential areas of the city's rebel-held east.

Russia is an ally of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

Syria announced an all-out offensive for Aleppo on September 22, shortly after a ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia fell apart.

This past week, however, the Syrian military said it would "reduce" air strikes on rebel territory to allow civilians in the city to flee.

But on Tuesday, an AFP correspondent and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported renewed heavy bombing. READ MORE