Rockets kill 18 in govt-held areas of Syria's Aleppo: NGO

BEIRUT (AFP) - Rocket fire against government-held areas of Syria's main northern city of Aleppo killed at least 18 people on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.

Among the dead were "five regime troops, including an officer," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The attack on the Furqan and Meridian neighbourhoods also wounded at least 30 people, the Britain-based watchdog added.