Militant rocket attack kills seven civilians in Syria's Aleppo
Iran Press TV
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:5AM
At least seven civilians, including two women and a child, have lost their lives in a rocket attack by foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants against a residential district in Syria's conflict-plagued northwestern city of Aleppo.
An unnamed security source said the civilians lost their lives when several rockets fired by Takfiri terrorists struck the Salahuddin neighborhood of the city, located 355 kilometers (220 miles) north of the capital, Damascus, on Wednesday morning, Syria's official SANA news agency reported.
The source added that another nine civilians were injured in the attack, warning that the death toll could rise as some of the injured are in critical condition.
The projectiles also caused substantial damage to public properties and several houses in the targeted area.
On Tuesday, foreign-backed militants had struck the same Aleppo neighborhood, leaving eight civilians dead and another 12 injured.
Elsewhere in the predominately Christian-populated Bab Touma neighborhood of Damascus, two people sustained injuries when several mortar shells slammed into the area.
A separate militant mortar attack in al-Zahraa neighborhood of Homs city, located 162 kilometers (101 miles) north of Damascus, damaged a number of residential buildings but no casualties were reported.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimates that over 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict.
Back in 2014, the UN said it would no more update its official death toll for Syria because it could not verify the figures that it received from various sources.
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