31 killed in govt airstrikes at Syria’s Aleppo

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Damascus, Oct 17, 2016: At least thirty-one people have been killed in airstrikes by the government on rebel-held districts in Aleppo, a monitor group reported.

According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, warplanes carried out four airstrikes on Sunday on the rebel-held neighbourhoods of Qaterji, Sukkari and Bab al-Naser as well as other areas in eastern Aleppo.

At least 10 families are stuck under the rubble, which could likely raise the death toll, the UK-based watchdog group added.

The Observatory, which says it relies on a network of activists on the ground, accused the government forces of being behind the air strikes and the shelling.

Meanwhile, battles continued between the Syrian army and an array of ultra-radical rebel groups in Aleppo, amid reports of a progress made by the government forces in the Khan Tuman area, according to the Observatory.

On the international arena, the United States and its partners were mulling to impose sanctions on Syria and Russia over the situation in Aleppo.

Aleppo has been a focal point of clashes between the Syrian army and the rebels.

 Wefornews Bureau

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