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12 killed in shelling of government-held Aleppo in Syria

world Updated: Dec 07, 2016 23:17 IST

A general view shows destruction in the al-Shaar neighbourhood after government forces took control of the area in the eastern part of the northern city of Aleppo.(AFP Representational Photo)

Syria’s state news agency is reporting that 12 people have been killed by rebel shelling of government-controlled parts of Aleppo city.

The agency quoting an unnamed police official says 64 were also injured Wednesday, including some in critical condition, after rockets fell on at least four different neighbourhoods in government-held Aleppo.

Rebel fire intensified on government-controlled areas in Aleppo as the Syrian military and allied militias pushed their way into areas controlled by the rebels in recent days. The police official said the rockets also caused extensive damage to buildings and cars parked on the streets.

Rebels have proposed a cease-fire, but the ground has offensive continued — leaving the Syrian government in control of most of the enclave controlled by the opposition since 2012.