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Sixty killed as Syrian army storms rebel-held areas of Aleppo - monitor
December 12, 2016 / 8:00 PM / 9 months ago

Sixty killed as Syrian army storms rebel-held areas of Aleppo - monitor

Smoke rises as seen from a government-held area of Aleppo, Syria December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

AMMAN (Reuters) - Sixty people were killed, including civilians and fighters, when the Syrian army stormed several rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Monday, a war monitoring group said.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they were killed by gunfire or shelling as troops took the neighbourhoods of Fardous, Bustan al Qasr and Zibdiya. The army made new advances on Monday after capturing the Sheikh Saeed district, leaving rebels trapped in a tiny part of the city.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; editing by Andrew Roche

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