Beyrouth - Syria's Regime bombing raids in and around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo killed on Friday 31 civilians, the civil defense said.
Beyrouth – Syria’s Regime bombing raids in and around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo killed on Friday 31 civilians, the civil defense said.
“As well as the 10 civilians killed in strikes on the bus. 21others died in intense strikes on several neighborhoods in the east of the city since dawn,” the source added.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported intense strikes on the Castello road — a key rebel supply route out of divided Aleppo — giving a toll of eight dead civilians.
A bus on the road was also hit on Wednesday, resulting in seven civilian deaths.
Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said the Castello road, which for civilians in rebel-held areas is the route out of Aleppo, was now “effectively cut”.
“All movement is targeted, be that buses or bystanders,” he said.
A truce agreed by Russia and the United States in February has been violated nearly continuously around Aleppo, where the regime and rebel groups have fought for control since 2012.
More than 300 civilians were been killed in Aleppo since April as rebels have pounded government-controlled neighborhoods with rocket and artillery fire and the regime has hit rebel areas with air raids.