At least five people were killed and 26 injured on Tuesday when mortar shells struck the Syrian city of Aleppo, media reported.

The mortars were fired by “terrorists” on the Nile and Mokambo streets in Aleppo city, which has been battered by intense battles between the government troops and the armed militants. Some of the wounded are in critical condition, Xinhua reported citing SANA news agency.

The attack came just hours after one woman was killed and five including two school students were injured in a rebel mortar attack in the southern districts of al—Qassa and Abbasyeen and the Jawdat al—Hashimi high school in central Damascus.

The rebels have opted for mortar attacks to destabilise government—controlled areas and such mortar shelling has become a daily routine.

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