Dozens of civilians, including children, killed in rebel rocket attack on Syria’s Aleppo


Rebel rocket fire into regime-held districts of Syria’s northern city of Aleppo killed at least 38 people on Tuesday, among them 14 children, a monitoring group said.

“Rocket fire on government districts is still going on,” said Rami Abdel Rahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “It’s one of the heaviest tolls yet from rebel bombardment of Aleppo,” he said.

He gave a toll of at least 150 wounded in the attacks on the west of the city which Syrian state media earlier said had killed at least 19 people and wounded 95.

Western Aleppo is controlled by regime forces while rebels are in the east of the city. Rebels often fire rockets and makeshift missiles into the west, and the regime carries out aerial bombardment of the east.