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Aleppo: Scores Killed in Deadly Weekend of Strikes as Regime Forces Step Up Aerial Campaign

Local activists claim at least 69 people killed in regime strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo as fighting continues for control of the province's capital and northern areas
Aleppo: Scores Killed in Deadly Weekend of Strikes as Regime Forces Step Up Aerial Campaign

At least nine people were killed on Sunday in regime air strikes on rebel-held areas in northern Aleppo province, local activists reported, as regime warplanes stepped up their aerial offensive on opposition areas.

Five people, including three children and a woman, were killed in a cluster bomb attack on Maysser neighborhood, while four others were also killed in the Karm Homad district.

Regime air strikes on Sunday hit the neighborhoods of Jisr al-Haj, Muasalat, Old Aleppo, Salheen, Sakhour, Haydarya and Masakin Hananou, leaving scores of dead and injured.

The death toll from Saturday's air strikes on northern Aleppo province rose to almost 60, according to activists.

Sources close to Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reported their fighters captured the district of Nufus and Rabet Street in Manbij city following battles with the Islamic State group.

The Manbij coordination committee said five members of one family were killed when US-led coalition air strikes targeted their house in Manbij, adding that SDF militants arrested several people in the Buzkeej village north of Manbij.

In a related context, local coordination committees said Kurdish People’s Protection Units commander Haval Ibrahim and a Tishreen Dam official were killed, along with three guards, by an ISIS suicide attack. Twitter accounts affiliated with the Islamic State claimed the suicide attack killed 132 YPG personnel in total.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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