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Nine killed, 20 inquired in militant rocket attack on Aleppo

Iran Press TV

Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:41PM

At least nine people have been killed and 20 more injured by Takfiri militants' rocket fire in Syria's northwestern city of Aleppo.

A child was among those killed in the Saturday evening attacks which targeted the city's Salaheddin, Hamdaniyeh, and al-Zahraa neighborhoods.

According to Syrian media reports, some of the injured are in a critical condition.

The incident comes at a time that fighting rages on between Syrian army soldiers and terrorists over the control of Aleppo, which has been divided between government forces in the west and the militants in the east since 2012.

Meanwhile, Syrian government forces killed some 60 Takfiri terrorists in the central province of Homs, and destroyed a terrorist headquarters in the southwestern Daraa province.

Earlier, Syrian forces liberated a village on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, following intense clashes with foreign-sponsored militants.

A military source said on the condition of anonymity that Syrian soldiers and their allies took full control of Hosh Nasri Village, which lies in the militant-held East Ghouta region and about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) east of the capital.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimates that over 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict. The UN has stopped officially counting the death toll for Syria.

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