Syria: Opposition fires rockets on government-held Aleppo areas, 30 killed

  • Libyan Express + Agencies |
  • Saturday 9 July 2016
A Syrian rescue worker removes the body of a baby from the rubble of a damaged building following reported air strikes on July 7, 2016, in Aleppo's rebel-held neighbourhood of Tariq al-Bab. The Syrian army advanced within firing range of the rebels' sole supply route to Aleppo in heavy fighting despite its announcement of a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Regime bombardment of several opposition-controlled districts left 10 civilians dead, including three children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. / AFP / THAER MOHAMMED        (Photo credit should read THAER MOHAMMED/AFP/Getty Images)

A Syrian rescue worker removes the body of a baby from the rubble of a damaged building following reported air strikes on July 7, 2016, in Aleppo’s rebel-held neighbourhood of Tariq al-Bab. THAER MOHAMMED/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian state media says 30 people have been killed in rocket fire overnight in Aleppo, the country’s largest city and the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in Syria’s civil war, now in its sixth year.

SANA says rebel groups targeted residential neighborhoods in the government-held area of the divided city, hammering them with rocket fire Friday night.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 34 people were killed, 6 of them women or children. It says a further nine, among them eight women and children, were killed in presumed Russian or Syrian government airstrikes and rocket attacks on the opposition-held side of the city.

A government offensive made the last supply route to the opposition side impassable Thursday. The Observatory says clashes are ongoing in the area.

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