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Rebel rockets kill 15 civilians, wound 100 in government-held Aleppo

world Updated: Oct 28, 2016 15:30 IST
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Rebel fighters ride a military vehicle near rising smoke from al-Bab city, northern Aleppo province, Syria on October 26.(Reuters)

At least 15 civilians were killed and more than 100 wounded by rebel rocket fire on government-held western neighbourhoods of Syria’s Aleppo on Friday, a monitor said.

Rebels were firing “hundreds” of missiles into west Aleppo as part of an operation to break a government siege of districts they control in the east, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Observatory, a British-based monitoring group, said hundreds of shells and rockets had fallen on various western neighbourhoods of the city.

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