Shelling, shooting in Syria's Aleppo

2012-08-06 09:01

Beirut - Syrian regime forces shelled several areas of the northern city of Aleppo on Monday morning, and shooting was also reported in other neighbourhoods of the embattled commercial capital, monitors said.

Clashes in the rebel-held district of Salaheddin killed a rebel commander, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Meanwhile regime forces pounded the Palace of Justice in the heart of Aleppo, as well as the Marjeh and Shaar districts, the Britain-based Observatory said.

In Bab al-Nayrab too, regime forces shot dead a civilian while he was helping wounded people, the watchdog added.

A total of nine people were killed in violence in Aleppo on Monday, among them eight civilians, it said.

The NGO also reported another 19 deaths across the country in the early hours of Monday, 13 civilians and six rebels.

On Sunday, 131 people were killed in violence nationwide, the monitoring group said. They were 79 civilians, 42 regime troops and 10 rebels.

It is impossible to independently verify death tolls out of Syria, and the United Nations has stopped keeping a toll.

  • ghengis.khan.585 - 2012-08-06 13:11

    I wonder if these rebels are bullet proof. Every article News24 reports shows Regime troops being killed 4 - 1. Seems odd when it is the regime with the biggest firing power.

  • shane.loxton - 2012-08-06 13:31

    What i find extermely perturbing is the fact that not one news agencies figures of fatalities or wounded add up even the observer dude last night gave a different figure

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-06 16:32

    "I announce my defection today from the regime of killing and terror, and I join the ranks of the revolt," Prime Minister Hijab said in statement read by his spokesperson Mohammed al-Otri on Al-Jazeera news channel from Amman. "Syria is passing through the most difficult war crimes, genocide, and barbaric killings and massacres against unarmed citizens," he said.

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