Car Bomb Kills 17 Civilians in Aleppo as Syria’s Civil War Continues

Warplanes Pound Lost District, Rebels Hit Army Compounds

Syria’s civil war once again centered on its largest city of Aleppo today, and as is so often the case the civilians trapped in the middle of the fight are taking the brunt of the damage as the rebels and regime trade attacks.

The largest attack was a rebel car bombing outside of a school that was reportedly being used as makeshift housing for regime troops. 17 people were killed and 40 wounded in the attack, and reports are that all of the slain were civilians.

Warplanes responded to losing an army barracks elsewhere int he city by pounding a site inside a residential neighborhood, killing an unknown number of innocent bystanders and also doing damage to a water pumping station, causing shortages across the city.

Fighting in Aleppo has now been ongoing for over a month, and while both rebels and regime predicted a quick victory neither seems to be making any tangible gains, suggesting the battle will be going on for quite some time without a negotiated settlement.

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