Syria Army Steps up Bombardment of Rebel East Aleppo

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Syrian aircraft and artillery pounded rebel-held areas of Aleppo early Friday as Damascus and its ally Moscow intensified a renewed offensive against the rebels.

It was the fourth straight day of bombing since Russia declared an end to a month-long humanitarian pause on Tuesday.

The more than 250,000 civilians living under siege in the rebel-held east of Syria's second city spent the night in basements and bomb shelters after one of the most intense bombardments of the renewed offensive.

Barrel bombs and other ordnance rained down until midnight only to resume in the early hours, an AFP correspondent reported.

The bombardment came as government troops pressed an assault on the southern neighbourhood of Sheikh Said, which they briefly entered before being pushed back by rebel fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The rebels riposted by firing more than a dozen rockets into government-held areas of the city, the Britain-based monitoring group added.

At least 65 civilians have been killed since the offensive resumed on Tuesday, the Observatory said.

Once Syria's main commercial and industrial hub, Aleppo has been devastated by fighting since the rebels overran the east of the city in 2012.

The rebels have been besieged by the army since July and aid agencies say food stocks in the sector are virtually exhausted.

The 1.2 million civilians living in government-held areas have come under repeated rocket fire by the rebels.

Comments 10
Thumb blablablablabla 18 November 2016, 11:14

Dear Naharnet, according to your usual dépêche, all Aleppo is under rebel control, there are only governmental and russian fire on the rebels and not vice versa.
Your article won't please terrorist and Al Qaida Texas that love fake news

Thumb Mystic 18 November 2016, 16:11

How could you? They are just peaceful moderate angels that seeks freedom and democracy.

They don't kill at all they are just all innocent.

Missing 18 November 2016, 23:55

40 civilians killed,107 injured in Aleppo today.Most of the hospitals gone out of service result of Russia and Assad air strikes.

Thumb Mystic 19 November 2016, 00:16

Nice propaganda.

Thumb _mowaten_ 18 November 2016, 13:51

The final battle of Aleppo is coming

Thumb shn-virgo 18 November 2016, 22:43

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Thumb eagledawn 18 November 2016, 14:27

hi-la-ri-ou-S! Go hang yourself from a crane in central Tehran or better still go sit on a mine and spare us your sick sense of humor.

Thumb eagledawn 18 November 2016, 16:56

flameblower is a copy/paste machine who thinks it has a soul (:

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Thumb warrior 19 November 2016, 03:27

واصل الطيران الحربي التابع للنظام السوري، وحليفته روسيا، قصفه، منذ صباح اليوم الجمعة، وحتى المساء، على الأحياء السكنية في المنطقة الشرقية من مدينة حلب وريف حلب الغربي والشمالي، لتبلغ حصيلة الضحايا 228 قتيلاً بينهم عائلات بأكملها، في الهجوم الأخير المستمرّ لليوم الرابع على التوالي.