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Deadly clashes rage in Syria's Aleppo

Published on Aug 11, 2012 4:04 PM
 
Free Syrian Army members shout Islamic slogans as they prepare to move into Aleppo's district of Salah Edinne on Aug 9, 2012. Syrian troops and rebels clashed on Friday in the city of Aleppo, where several people died when a shell crashed into a bakery as hundreds of residents queued for bread, AFP correspondents said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ALEPPO, Syria (AFP) - Syrian troops and rebels clashed on Friday in the city of Aleppo, where several people died when a shell crashed into a bakery as hundreds of residents queued for bread, AFP correspondents said.

They said around a dozen people, including three children, were killed and 20 wounded at the bakery in the eastern Tariq al-Bab district of the increasingly desperate northern city.

And troops repelled a rebel attack on Aleppo's international airport, state news agency Syrian Arab News Agency (Sana) reported.

"Mercenary terrorists" had tried to attack it but the "army hit back and killed most of them". In the latest clashes, Aleppo's historic Citadel, part of a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco)-listed world heritage site, was heavily damaged by bombing, the opposition said.

 
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