25 killed in Aleppo airstrikes

25 killed in Aleppo airstrikes
Updated 26 April 2016

25 killed in Aleppo airstrikes

25 killed in Aleppo airstrikes

ALEPPO: A barrage of airstrikes and shelling on Syria’s second city Aleppo and a town to its west have killed 25 civilians, emergency workers and a monitoring group said Tuesday.
The attacks are the latest in a surge of violence in and around the city that has severely tested a February 27 cease-fire.
At least two male civilians died in rebel rocket fire on government-controlled areas in the west of the city on Tuesday afternoon, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
In the rebel-held eastern parts, the airstrikes and shelling came down “like rain,” one resident told AFP.
Fifteen civilians were killed in air strikes on several rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo city, the civil defense, known as White Helmets, said.
Another three civilians — two women and a child — were killed in government artillery shelling on another eastern neighborhood, they said.
“The planes are bombing markets, residential areas... We’re exhausted, we can’t keep up,” a civil defense worker said.
Five of their own were killed when the White Helmets headquarters in the town of Al-Atarib, controlled by extremist rebels, was hit by an overnight air strike, the group said on Twitter.
It was not immediately clear whether the strike on Al-Atarib, 35 km from Aleppo, was carried out by the Syrian air force or its Russian ally.
An ambulance and a fire truck, both damaged, were parked in the bombed-out headquarters, surrounded by rubble and twisted metal frames.
A civil defense worker in Aleppo city said he and his colleagues were afraid their local headquarters would also be targeted.