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Air raids on Syria’s Aleppo kill 9

The activist-operated Aleppo Media Center also reported that nine were killed in the bombing.

By: AP | Beirut | Published: September 9, 2016 6:12:10 pm
Syria air raid, Aleppo death toll, Syria Aleppo, Aleppo air raid, Syria death toll, news, Syria news, latest news, world news, international news Pro-government forces have recently stepped up attacks on rebel-held Aleppo, after regaining control this week of a major artery in the city’s south, which rebel forces had taken last month. (representative image; source: AP)

Volunteer first responders in Syria’s Aleppo say they have pulled the bodies of nine people, including four children, from the rubble following air raids on a rebel-held area. The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, said helicopters dropped crude barrel bombs over the area on Friday. The activist-operated Aleppo Media Center also reported that nine were killed in the bombing.

Pro-government forces have recently stepped up attacks on rebel-held Aleppo, after regaining control this week of a major artery in the city’s south, which rebel forces had taken last month. Friday’s air raids on the city’s southern edge came after a wave of bombings, including suspected gas attacks, blamed on the government.

Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and onetime commercial center, has been divided since 2012.

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