Fifth day of Aleppo fight
Battles raged through the night and into Thursday in Syria’s second city Aleppo, a monitoring group said.world Updated: Jul 26, 2012 23:12 IST
Battles raged through the night and into Thursday in Syria’s second city Aleppo, a monitoring group said.
The battles in Aleppo followed a day of heavy fighting there and came after Syria’s regime rushed reinforcements to the northern city, where rebels on July 20 launched an all-out assault for control of the country’s commercial hub.
“There are clashes in the Muhafaza district and shelling on the Mushhad and Sheikh Badr neighbourhoods, which killed a child and injured seven,” Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Aleppo’s Salaheddin neighbourhood, scene of fierce fighting for days, was also bombarded by regime troops during the night, the group said.
The Observatory reported 19 civilians and three rebels killed in Aleppo fighting on Wednesday but did not give a separate toll of soldiers killed in the city.