30 civilians killed by rebel fighters in Syria's Aleppo
Volunteers evacuate a man and child following an airstrike in rebel-held eastern Aleppo. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)
Rebel fighters have launched several mortar attacks against two residential areas in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, killing over two dozen people and wounding more than 100 others.
At least 30 civilians, including four children, were killed and 140 others sustained injuries as the rebels fired rockets at the al-Furqan and al-Sukan neighborhoods of Aleppo city on Friday night, further violating a temporary nationwide ceasefire.
Aleppo has been divided between the government forces and rebel fighters since 2012, a year after the conflict broke out in the Arab country.
The deadly shelling comes as the Syrian army declared a unilateral 72-hour truce across the country on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
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