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At least three Syrians killed in militant attacks in Aleppo

10 June 2016 18:39

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Foreign-backed Takfiri militants have launched several attacks against residential areas in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, leaving at least three people dead.

At least three people, including a young girl, were killed and 15 others were injured as the militant groups fired rockets and mortars and snipers shot at the residential neighborhoods of Maysalon, Jamilia, Ashrafia, Midan and Salah al-Dein in Aleppo city on Friday, Syrian official news agency, SANA, quoted a police source as saying.

Meanwhile, the Russian coordination center in Syria said a child was killed and eight people were wounded as militants from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorist group fired mortar and artillery shells at the town of Handarat and the neighborhood of Shaykh Maqsoud in Aleppo city on Thursday night.

This comes a day after some 25 people were killed and tens of others sustained injuries in rocket and mortar attacks by militants.

Also on Wednesday, terrorist attacks targeted several areas across the Aleppo province, killing at least 54 civilians and injuring 93 others, according to the Russian ceasefire monitoring center.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011.

According to UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, over 400,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since March 2011. The UN has stopped counting the victims, citing widespread violence across the country.

A ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia went into effect on February 27 in Syria, but it does not apply to the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group and al-Nusra Front terrorists.

The Syrian army has vowed to press ahead with its military operations to drive terrorists out of their major positions.

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