Missile Hits Aleppo Building, 13 Killed

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At least 13 civilians were killed Sunday in a missile attack by the Syrian army on a rebel-held neighborhood in the embattled northern city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said.

"We have documented the names of nine people, while we can confirm at least another four were also killed. All were civilians," Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman said.

The watchdog warned that the number of casualties could rise as people scrambled to sift through the rubble of a five-story building that collapsed in the attack on Ansari district, in southwestern Aleppo.

A picture taken by an amateur photograph and distributed by the Observatory showed people gathered around a pile of rubble and the watchdog said two other buildings were damaged in the attack.

Large swathes of Aleppo city, once Syria's commercial hub, have been destroyed ever since the army launched an all-out assault in mid-July to stop rebels entering into the city from the neighboring countryside.

More than 60,000 people have been killed in Syria's 22-month conflict, the U.N. says.

Comments 4
Missing abraham 03 February 2013, 21:34

Naharnet, does anybody proof read an article before it's put on line.
The Syrian Army was already in Aleppo, when in July, so called rebels (revolutionaries) starting attacking the city of Aleppo, not the ither way around

Missing rafehh 04 February 2013, 06:22

Yeah - but much of the destruction was meted by the syria army. The revolutionaries do not have heavy weapons.

Missing rafehh 04 February 2013, 06:24

In the right time and the right place. This means NEVER.

Missing whyaskwhy 04 February 2013, 14:46

Further proof that Israels days are numbered...