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Syria rebels pounded in Aleppo

Published on Sep 22, 2012 4:30 PM
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A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (Sana) shows Syrian government forces patroling in a street in Aleppo on Sept 20, 2012. Government forces shelled rebel-held areas of Syria's second city Aleppo on Saturday, monitors said, as the opposition warned the 18-month conflict had hit a point of "extreme gravity." -- PHOTO: AFP

ALEPPO (AFP) - Government forces shelled rebel-held areas of Syria's second city Aleppo on Saturday, monitors said, as the opposition warned the 18-month conflict had hit a point of "extreme gravity."

Loud explosions from shelling were heard across the northern city, an AFP correspondent reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which collates information from a network of activists on the ground, said artillery gunners targeted the districts of Katergi, Shaar, Sakhur, Hanano, Arkub and Marjeh.

Across Aleppo province, Al-Bab and several other towns were rocked by shelling and clashes between government troops and rebel fighters, it said.

 
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