Rebels Shell Aleppo School Killing at Least Eight Children

Six More Civilians Killed in Airstrikes Against Rebel-Held Area

Fighting continues in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo today, and as usual civilians are taking the brunt of the casualties, with rebels shelling a school in a government-held district, killing at least 10 people, including eight children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Observatory also reported a Syrian military airstrike against the rebel east of the city, killing six civilians. The US condemned the attack on the rebel district as “horrific,” though as of yet they did not comment on the rebels’ attack on the school.

The Observatory reported that overall some 27 people had been killed around the city, virtually all civilians. Such incidents have been killing dozens since Tuesday, when Syrian warplanes resumed strikes after weeks of ceasefire called for by Russia.

Russia has as of yet not resumed their own airstrikes against Aleppo, indeed not carrying out any such strikes in roughly a month. Russia has, however, been conducting limited airstrikes against the Nusra Front rebels in the nearby Idlib Province.

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  • curmudgeonvt

    “…US condemned the attack on the rebel district as “horrific,” though as of yet they did not comment on the rebels’ attack on the school.”

    Well, duh…no one really expects Richard Engel to report live from Aleppo on the school attack – unless he reports that the attack was actually perpetrated by the Assad government – which, of course, he has never done.

  • shishani

    , killing at least 10 people, including eight children,in six days the regime and Russian bombing killed 367 people most of them kids and women and old people so the figure of six people killed by the regime is a big lie, about the rebels killing ten people, why not call it that the regime is using civilians as human shields like they always accuse the rebels of doing that, i get my news from the horses mouth for i live right next door to Syria and i have relatives to whom i keep in touch with.