Warplanes target rebel-held Aleppo after army offensive declared, say rescue workers

The Syrian military said late it was starting a new operation against the rebel-held east, which is home to at least 250,000 people.

By: Reuters | Beirut | Published:September 23, 2016 12:07 pm
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Warplanes targeted rebel-held areas of eastern Aleppo on Friday in a second day of heavy bombardment hours after the army announced the start of a military operation there, rescue workers and activists said.

The Syrian military, which is backed by the Russian air force, said late on Thursday it was starting a new operation against the rebel-held east, which is home to at least 250,000 people and was also targeted in heavy air strikes on Thursday.

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The Syrian military could not immediately be reached for comment on Friday, and there was no word on casualties.