Fresh strikes on Syria's Aleppo kill 12 civilians

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Arab Today, arab today Fresh strikes on Syria's Aleppo kill 12 civilians

Volunteers evacuate people from a damaged building after a reported airstrike on April 23
Aleppo - Arab Today

A civil defence member responding to the incident said 12 civilians had been killed there.

AFP footage showed a civil defence volunteer carrying a screaming woman down a ladder from a damaged building in the neighbourhood, as a pick-up truck drove the remains of one person away.

Another volunteer brought down a young man cradling a baby from a high floor in a crane.

At least nine other civilians were wounded in air strikes on other parts of the city, including Bustan al-Qasr and Al-Mashad, the civil defence member said.

It was the second day of deadly strikes on Aleppo, where a fragile truce had brought weeks of relative calm.  

On Friday, 25 civilians were killed and another 40 wounded in regime air strikes on rebel-controlled parts of Aleppo.

Once Syria's commercial hub, the northern metropolis has been divided by government control in the west and opposition groups in the east.

A ceasefire deal brokered by Russia and the United States saw Syria's government and non-jihadist opposition agree to halt attacks while pursuing peace talks.

Violence dropped across the country, including in Aleppo city, where residents cautiously began shopping in open-air markets and taking their children to parks.

But a surge in violence in recent weeks has left the ceasefire all but collapsed.

In the rebel-held town of Douma, 13 people -- including three women and two children -- were killed in government shelling on the city.

Douma lies in the Eastern Ghouta opposition bastion, where the Jaish al-Islam rebel group -- also party to the truce deal -- is dominant.

More than 270,000 people have been killed since Syria's conflict first broke out in 2011.
Source :AFP

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