Daily Israel Report

Syrian Gov't Air Strike Kills 3 Children in Aleppo

Three children from the same family were killed Monday in an air strike on Aleppo by Syrian government warplanes.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 9/24/2012, 5:31 PM

Syrian boy receives treatment after air strike in Aleppo
Syrian boy receives treatment after air strike in Aleppo
Reuters

Three children from the same family were killed Monday in an air strike on Aleppo by Syrian government warplanes.

According to a report by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, one of the missiles fired by Syrian warplanes at a residential neighborhood in the northern commercial hub struck a building in the central district of Maadi.

“Three children from the same family were killed when their building collapsed in Maadi district, which is located in the Old City of Aleppo,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, a spokesman for the organization. “There are still people buried under the rubble,” he added.

On Sunday, at least 82 people, including 40 civilians, were killed in various locations around Syria due to the savage civil war that has continued between opposition forces and President Bashar al-Assad's soldiers.

Fighting raged southwest of the city until at least 4:00 a.m. Monday, an AFP correspondent reported. Outside the northern metropolis, fierce clashes also continued near a military headquarters in western Aleppo province between soldiers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and opposition forces, the Observatory reported.

Overnight and into the wee hours of the morning, battles were fought around the capital of Damascus in the eastern neighborhood of Qaboon and northwest in the area of the suburb of Qudsaya.

Government troops have continued to use heavy artillery in shelling residential neighborhoods in towns and villages across the northwestern province of Idlib, a rebel stronghold.

Fierce fighting was also reported in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, but no information has been available on casualties.