and air strikes resume in Aleppo
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[April 29, 2016]
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes on
rebel-held areas of Aleppo and shelling of government-held areas of the
city resumed on Friday, after a brief dawn lull following seven days of
violence, a war monitor, a civil defense worker and Syrian state media
At least one child died and five people were injured in air
strikes on Friday on rebel-held areas, the Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights said.
The strikes come on the same day as Russian state media said a
"regime of silence" agreement in Syria sponsored by Russia and the
United States will apply for 24 hours in Damascus and the
surrounding area and 72 hours in Latakia.
Bebars Mishal, a civil defense chief working in rebel-held areas of
Aleppo told Reuters there were a number of air attacks this morning,
many of them around mosques in rebel-held areas. Mishal said one hit
a clinic in Aleppo's Al-Marja district.
Syrian state television said people had been wounded and a building
set on fire during shelling of government-held quarters of Aleppo on
Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo have killed 123 civilians
including 18 children during the past seven days in the northern
Syrian city, the Observatory said on Friday. Eight more civilians,
including three children, were killed by government shelling into
areas not under its control in the city.
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Seventy-one civilians, including 13 children, were killed by rebel
shelling into government-held areas of the city during the same
period, the British-based monitoring group said.
(Reporting by Lisa Barrington; editing by Dominic Evans)
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