Reports: Rebels shell Syria’s Aleppo, killing at least 3

Syrian rebels have been shelling residential areas in government-held parts of the city killing hundreds of people in the attacks.

Beirut | Published:April 11, 2015 2:36 pm
Syria, Syria rebels, Syria violence, Syria shelling, Aleppo, aleppo shelled, al qaeda, isis, islamic state, isil, World News In this image posted on the Twitter page of Syria’s al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Saturday, March 28, 2015, which is consistent with AP reporting, fighters from Syria’s al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front walk by bodies of Syrian government forces soldiers in Idlib province, north Syria. (AP Photo)

Syrian state television and an activist group say opposition fighters have shelled a government-held neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least three people and wounding dozens.

The TV report said the shelling of the Suleimaniyeh neighborhood on Saturday morning killed six, wounded more than 50 and damaged several building.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has a network of activists around the country, said the shelling killed three and wounded “tens.”

Syrian rebels have shelled residential areas in government-held parts of the contested city in the past, killing hundreds of people in the attacks.

Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and its former commercial capital, became a key front in the country’s civil war after rebels launched an offensive there in July 2012.

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