Rebel Shelling Kills Six In Aleppo

At least six people, including three schoolchildren, have been killed, and dozens wounded, following rebel shelling in western Aleppo, in Syria.

Shelling by Syrian rebels killed several children at a school in government-held western Aleppo on Thursday, state media and a monitoring group said, just a day after air strikes on a school in a rebel-held village in Idlib, 50km (32 miles) away.

The shells hit two neighbourhoods, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

One struck the national school in the Shahaba area, killing three children and wounding more than a dozen others, and the other attack killed three people in Hamdaniya.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the five-year-old war, said six children under the age of 16 had been killed in the two attacks, including a baby.

Syria’s largest city before the war, Aleppo has been divided between government and opposition sectors for years.

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